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Code of Chivalry
Transcript of Code of Chivalry
Went beyond the rules of combat
Idealized chivalrous concepts found in knighthood
Gallantry toward women. Rules Of The Code Of Chivalry To fear God and maintain His Church
To serve the liege lord in valour and faith
To protect the weak and defenceless
To give succour to widows and orphans
To refrain from the wanton giving of offence
To live by honour and for glory
To despise pecuniary reward
To fight for the welfare of all
To obey those placed in authority
To guard the honour of fellow knights
To eschew unfairness, meanness and deceit
To keep faith
At all times to speak the truth
To persevere to the end in any enterprise begun
To respect the honour of women
Never to refuse a challenge from an equal
Never to turn the back upon a foe
“honourable and courteous conduct expected of a knight” So Why? Origins Of The Code Chivalry technically refers to the medieval knightly class
English law referred to: "tenure of land by knights’ service"
So the code was the required “honourable and courteous conduct expected of a knight” Found in the book 'The Song Of Roland' written in 1098 in England under the rule of Emperor Charlemagne.
Known as 'Charlemagne's Code'.
Described the betrayal of Count Roland and the code of chivalry was the code he lived by.