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1 Stages of Knighthood, Code of Chivalry and Courtly Love By Emma Pitts 5 th Period

2 Stages of Knighthood

3 Eligibility Sons in noble families Oldest son usually did not become a knight Sometimes one or two sons would be sent to a monastery or university Most noble children became knights

4 Page Ages 7-9 Ran errands and did chores Learned to recite poetry and play music Observed nobles in the castle An older page learned horsemanship, hunting and fighting

5 Squire Ages Served a knight Learned to fight in battle An experience squire helped his knight in tournaments and battle

6 Knighthood Ceremony Some squires were knighted on the battlefield Most were knighted in a special ceremony

7 Knighthood Ceremony Bathed and dressed in a set of new clothes Fasted and prayed through the night Went to a religious service in the morning Knelt before his master and was tapped on the shoulder with the flat side of a sword

8 Code of Chivalry

9 What is the Code of Chivalry? An unwritten code knights were supposed to obey Largely based on the Christian faith

10 Characteristics of a Chivalric Knight 1.Fair Play 2.Valor 3.Honor 4.Courtesy 5. Loyalty 6. Largesse 7. Piety

11 Ethical Duties of a Chivalric Knight 1.To defend the Christian faith 2.To defend his Lord 3.To protect the weak (Women and children) 4.To exercise constantly by hunting and jousting in tournaments 5.To judge the people and supervise their work 6.To pursue robbers and evil-doers 7.To avoid pride, lechery, false oaths and treachery

12 Courtly Love

13 History of Courtly Love Originally in Medieval times love was not necessarily romantic love Ideas of romantic love started appearing around the twelfth century Romantic love was based on the wants and needs of the individual Based on a feudal relationship

14 Rules of Courtly Love The lover should look on the beloved as one who is higher than they are The lover should be the beloveds servant A lover should always be loyal

15 The End


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