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Knights and Tournaments- Ashley, Malia, & Tate
Transcript of Knights and Tournaments- Ashley, Malia, & Tate
Order of Knights Templar
Armor & Equipment
Jousting and Battle Skills
Knights and Tournaments
Life in the Middle Ages
Combats fought as contests in which the victor was awarded money, gold, and/or land
The three types:
Joust - Individual
Melee - Team
protection of the people (ie. weak, women, children)
"The Knights' Way of Life"
Who did the Knights serve?
What did it mean to be a Knight?
To serve, support, and protect the Lord
To follow Code of Chivalry
To practice with weapons
To guard castle
To learn and master horsemanship
To use Medieval Warfare
Becoming a Knight
Thanks for Listening!
Three Levels of Knighthood:
Page - first
Squire - second
Knight - last
a festival that celebrates the squire becoming a knight
Did you know...?
Present day Knights
Sports Teams' names
History of Knights
How did Knights start?
How did they end?
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Knights, castles, chivalry, siege engines, and everything
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Heavy, specially designed armor
Symbol of status/wealth
Elaborate/comfortable (costs grew)
Chain mail = common armor, made of metal links
Aketons = additional protection
Tabards = outer garment
Pauldrons - shoulders
Vambraces = arms
Couters (Poleyns) = elbows
Gauntlets = gloves for hands
Breastplates = chest/torso
Backplates = rear
Sabatons = feet
Greaves = front/rear of lower legs
Cuisses = thighs/knee
Helmet = head
Lances & Shields
Light, fast-running horses
Strike the opponent with the lance and make him fall off his mount
These were knights that pledged their loyalty specifically to the church
"Temple of Solomon", a religious order specifically to military purposes