A description of the duties, roles and customs of knights during medieval times.
“The knight, a mounted man-at-arms of medieval Europe, served a king or other feudal superior, usually in return for the tenure of a piece of land, but sometimes for pay, as a mercenary (Hopkins 17-18). The knight was generally a man of noble birth who had served in the lower ranks as a page and squire before being ceremoniously dubbed into knighthood by his superior. At his dubbing the knight usually swore to be brave, loyal, and courteous and to protect the poor and the weak. ”