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Knight: The Medieval Warrior's (Unofficial) Manual (Unofficial Manuals)


Knight: The Medieval Warrior's (Unofficial) Manual (Unofficial Manuals)

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    Available in PDF Format | Knight: The Medieval Warrior's (Unofficial) Manual (Unofficial Manuals).pdf | English
    Michael Prestwich(Author)
It is the year 1415, the epic battle of Agincourt has just been fought, and never has it been a more glorious time to be a knight. But as any warrior will tell you, the path to chivalry is not an easy ride. This entertaining manual – the follow-up to the highly successful Legionary – will tell you all you need to know about the ups and downs of knightly life in the Middle Ages, from how to look your best on the battlefield to the going rates for ransoming a duke, as well as the best places to go on crusade and how to deal with the amorous attentions of courtly ladies. Expertly researched and written by a leading medieval historian, Knight is packed with fascinating detail, amusing anecdotes and quotes from those who were there at the time, truly bringing the medieval world to life.

'Michael Prestwich manages that difficult feat, presenting a considerable amount of learning in a light-hearted, eminently readable way ... Its extensively and beautifully illustrated' --Ancestors'Delightfully entertaining and packed solid with masses of fascinating facts. Investigate this manual: you may find yourself compelled to add it to stock' --School Librarian'A very attractive and informative book... full of real, hands-on-advice about chivalry and the business of medieval advancement' --Culture, The Newcastle Upon Tyne Journal'Entertaining ... for all you aspiring medieval knights out there, this little book can be recommended as an excellent 'how to get started' manual' --Military TimesBrilliantly, this book ... is not only interesting but accurate ... will inspire another generation to marvel at the great and terrible deeds of the knightly class' --The Times Literary Supplement'A fun yet informative read' --Catholic Herald

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Book details

  • PDF | 208 pages
  • Michael Prestwich(Author)
  • Thames and Hudson Ltd; 01 edition (15 Mar. 2010)
  • English
  • 2
  • History

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  • By bookelephant on 19 April 2010

    Michael Prestwich is of course a top medievalist (see for example The Three Edwards: War and State in England 1272-1377Plantagenet England: 1225-1360 (New Oxford History of England) etc etc) and I was very diverted to find his name on the front of this rather cheery looking little book.Inside however is the product of immense scholarship and a sense of humour both deployed to admiration. If you have ever wondered what being a medieval knight was like MP can tell you - and more than that, he can tell you in a medieval knight's own words, because he has read all the sources. And he can also do that without making it boring, by chosing a perfect quotation and having it fit right into a narrative you are loving - a neat trick to pull, though maybe not too much of a stretch for a man of his experience. This is a book which will fascinate small boys and girls who do want to know what being a knight was like - but it will also, without their realising it, instil in them a real interest in history done properly - through real sources and trustable facts. Imagine horrible histories written by a top historian and without the really silly jokes and you will get the idea. Prestwich has produced something really useful, reliable and impressive - without stopping it being fascinating or amusing.I am sending it to all the boys and tomboys I know (and keeping a copy for myself too!)

  • By S. Redmond on 1 June 2010

    This is a fantastic book, I cannot praise it highly enough. As a history teacher I wish that a copy could be issued to every child that I teach. The text and illustrations are rich and informative, it is a million times better than the dumbed down text books with which we are supposed to teach. Hopefully we will see more of this type of history book, it is not just the teachers but the pupils too,who appreciate it.

  • By Black Galleon on 28 August 2012

    Knight provides some very interesting material on knights during the 100 years war in which this book is set. There are several chapters allowing for good reference when you wish to find out about the armour the knights wore, the best and most famous knights such as John Hawkwood, jousting, the weapons used by knights and some of the many knightly orders of chivalry that existed at this time such as the order of the star and the order of the garter. There are impressive pictures and anecdotes in this book and keeps the reader well informed throughout. In all an excellent book for those interested in chivalry and knights and is an excellent historic source for discovering the battles and knights, people and places of note at that time in history.

  • By debbie on 7 January 2013

    aging this was a gift and my friend loved this book although it was only quite small in size he still liked it

  • By Guest on 5 July 2016

    cheap, fast delivery. very good qualitySuper happy with this book.Thx a million :-)

  • By Mr. J. M. England on 25 March 2010

    I studied medieval history and thought this entertaining and very scholarly. A must for all. Very good value

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