Knight (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

Knight (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

by Christopher Gravett


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Take an inside look at the life of a knight — from battles and banquets to sieges and chivalry — in this updated edition of Eyewitness: Knight. Illustrations, maps, charts, and timelines look at the history of medieval knights and their armor, jousting, heraldry, hawking, and crusades. With content appropriate for 8 – 12 year olds, the book covers everything from the very first knights to the decline of chivalry.

Each book retains the stunning artworks and photography from the groundbreaking original series, but the text has been reduced and reworked to speak more clearly to younger readers. Still on every colorful page: Vibrant annotated photographs and the integrated text-and-pictures approach that makes Eyewitness a perennial favorite of parents, teachers, and school-age kids.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781465435729
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 06/02/2015
Series: DK Eyewitness Books Series
Pages: 72
Sales rank: 274,745
Product dimensions: 10.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Christopher Gravett is a recognized expert on weapons, armor, and military affairs in medieval Europe, and works as assistant curator of armor at the Tower Armouries in the UK. He has written several books about warfare in the medieval world, including DK Eyewitness Guides: Knight and The History of Castles: Fortifications Around the World.

Table of Contents

The first knights6
The Normans8
Making a knight10
Iron, iron, everywhere12
Fashion in steel14
Armor, the inside story16
Arms and the man18
On horseback20
The castle22
The castle at war24
Siege warfare26
Arming for the fight28
The enemy30
Into battle32
The castle at peace34
The lord of the manor36
The lady of the manor38
The ideal of chivalry40
The tournament42
The joust44
Foot combat46
Hunting and hawking50
Faith and pilgrimage52
The crusades54
Knights of Christ56
Knights of the Rising Sun58
The professionals60
The decline of chivalry62
Did you know?64
Find out more68

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