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Code of Chivalry

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Jordan Potash

on 5 October 2012

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Transcript of Code of Chivalry

Code of Chivalry What is Chivalry? "The medieval system, principles, and customs of knighthood." What is the Code of Chivalry? Moral system
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.
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