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7 rules of medieval knighthood that will change the way you look at chivalry - People say "chivalry is dead" like that's a terrible thing.  In the popular imagination, chivalry seems to harken back to some mythical era when armored knights rode about the land going on quests, saving maidens, and fighting evildoers.  But chivalry is really a word "that came to denote the code and culture of a martial estate which regarded war as its hereditary profession," Maurice Keen writes in "Chivalry ."…

7 rules of medieval knighthood that will change the way you look at chivalry

7 rules of medieval knighthood that will change the way you look at chivalry - People say "chivalry is dead" like that's a terrible thing. In the popular imagination, chivalry seems to harken back to some mythical era when armored knights rode about the land going on quests, saving maidens, and fighting evildoers. But chivalry is really a word "that came to denote the code and culture of a martial estate which regarded war as its hereditary profession," Maurice Keen writes in "Chivalry ."…

Mountain Chief (Ninastoko, 1848-1942, last hereditary chief of the Piegan Blackfeet) and Sons.  Major Eugene Baker had been looking for him when he blundered into Heavy Runner's band and the result was the Marias Massacre, 1870.  Mountain Chief and his band had escaped to Canada.

Mountain Chief (Ninastoko, 1848-1942, last hereditary chief of the Piegan Blackfeet) and Sons. Major Eugene Baker had been looking for him when he blundered into Heavy Runner's band and the result was the Marias Massacre, 1870. Mountain Chief and his band had escaped to Canada.

Walter FitzAlan Stewart, High Steward Scotland - was the 1st hereditary High Steward of Scotland (ca. 1150-1177), and described as "a Norman by culture and by blood a Breton". He was the third son of a Breton knight, Alan fitz Flaad, feudal lord of Oswestry, by his spouse Aveline, daughter of Ernoulf de Hesdin.

Walter FitzAlan Stewart, High Steward Scotland - was the 1st hereditary High Steward of Scotland (ca. 1150-1177), and described as "a Norman by culture and by blood a Breton". He was the third son of a Breton knight, Alan fitz Flaad, feudal lord of Oswestry, by his spouse Aveline, daughter of Ernoulf de Hesdin.

Thomas de Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick depicted in 1347 as one of the 8 mourners attached to the monumental brass of Sir Hugh Hastings (d...

Thomas de Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick depicted in 1347 as one of the 8 mourners attached to the monumental brass of Sir Hugh Hastings (d...

SIR ALAN FITZ WALTER, 2nd High Steward of Scotland, Knight Templar 1140-1204 was the son of WALTER FITZ ALAN. From the time of his succession, Alan served as dapifer to William the Lion, King of Scots.  Alan's family acquired the Isle of Bute. He was possibly responsible for the erection of Rothesay Castle. Alan accompanied Richard the Lionheart on the Third Crusade. Alan became a patron of the Knights Templar and is responsible for expanding Templar influence in Scotland.  23rd G…

SIR ALAN FITZ WALTER, 2nd High Steward of Scotland, Knight Templar 1140-1204 was the son of WALTER FITZ ALAN. From the time of his succession, Alan served as dapifer to William the Lion, King of Scots. Alan's family acquired the Isle of Bute. He was possibly responsible for the erection of Rothesay Castle. Alan accompanied Richard the Lionheart on the Third Crusade. Alan became a patron of the Knights Templar and is responsible for expanding Templar influence in Scotland. 23rd G…

Hereditary Knights Templars of Britannia

Hereditary Knights Templars of Britannia

The coat-of-arms of Nitra is among a group of seals from counties whose “hereditary” counts were bishops, and therefore are dominated by a hagiographic theme. The current Coat-of-arms refers to one of several medieval legends surrounding St. Ladislaus, who was King of Hungary in 1077-1095. In this legend, he rescues a princess from the pagan Cumans, a local version of the story of St. George, the patron saint of knights, who saves a princess from a dragon, the embodiment of the devil and…

The coat-of-arms of Nitra is among a group of seals from counties whose “hereditary” counts were bishops, and therefore are dominated by a hagiographic theme. The current Coat-of-arms refers to one of several medieval legends surrounding St. Ladislaus, who was King of Hungary in 1077-1095. In this legend, he rescues a princess from the pagan Cumans, a local version of the story of St. George, the patron saint of knights, who saves a princess from a dragon, the embodiment of the devil and…

A 700-year-old Irish hereditary title ended with the death of the last Knight of Glin in County Limerick. The ancient Irish noble title was handed down by chieftains and has been recognized by successive Irish governments.

A 700-year-old Irish hereditary title ended with the death of the last Knight of Glin in County Limerick. The ancient Irish noble title was handed down by chieftains and has been recognized by successive Irish governments.

WALTER FITZ ALAN 1106-1177 was the 1st hereditary High Steward of Scotland and described as "a Norman by culture and by blood a Breton". He was the third son of a Breton knight, ALAN FITZ FLAAD, feudal lord of Oswestry, by his spouse AVELINE, daughter of Ernoulf de Hesdin. 24th G GRANDFATHER

WALTER FITZ ALAN 1106-1177 was the 1st hereditary High Steward of Scotland and described as "a Norman by culture and by blood a Breton". He was the third son of a Breton knight, ALAN FITZ FLAAD, feudal lord of Oswestry, by his spouse AVELINE, daughter of Ernoulf de Hesdin. 24th G GRANDFATHER

The resting place of King Arthur (La Abadía de Glastonbury, ...England) .King Arthur & Avalon.

The resting place of King Arthur (La Abadía de Glastonbury, ...England) .King Arthur & Avalon.

Effigy of Robert, at the Everingham tombs at Laxton- Robert Everingham, who died in 1287, was a baron in the reign of King Henry II. He made Laxton his principal home, and was the last of the chief lords of Laxton and hereditary chief keeper or custodian of the royal forests of Nottingham and Derby. Robert was a Knight of King Edward I, and possibly a participant in the crusade led by Prince Edward, 1270-74. From his effigy in stone it is likely that he was clad in armour of ring-mail.

Effigy of Robert, at the Everingham tombs at Laxton- Robert Everingham, who died in 1287, was a baron in the reign of King Henry II. He made Laxton his principal home, and was the last of the chief lords of Laxton and hereditary chief keeper or custodian of the royal forests of Nottingham and Derby. Robert was a Knight of King Edward I, and possibly a participant in the crusade led by Prince Edward, 1270-74. From his effigy in stone it is likely that he was clad in armour of ring-mail.

Anonymous | Portrait of Hendrik IV of Naaldwijk, Knight and Hereditary Marshall of Holland, Anonymous, c. 1500 - c. 1506 | Portret van Hendrik IV van Naaldwijk (c.1430-96), ridder en erfmaarschalk van Holland. Knielend in wapenrusting , voor zich een boek. Rechtsboven het familiewapen. Onderdeel van een reeks van zes, waarvan drie tot 1935 in bruikleen in het Rijksmuseum waren.

Anonymous | Portrait of Hendrik IV of Naaldwijk, Knight and Hereditary Marshall of Holland, Anonymous, c. 1500 - c. 1506 | Portret van Hendrik IV van Naaldwijk (c.1430-96), ridder en erfmaarschalk van Holland. Knielend in wapenrusting , voor zich een boek. Rechtsboven het familiewapen. Onderdeel van een reeks van zes, waarvan drie tot 1935 in bruikleen in het Rijksmuseum waren.

A 700-year-old Irish hereditary title ended with the death of the last Knight of Glin in County Limerick.

A 700-year-old Irish hereditary title ended with the death of the last Knight of Glin in County Limerick.

The personal Coat of Arms of Rt. Hon Bishop Count David J. Gagnon, a Hereditary Knight Templar, the Grand Cross Knight of the Temple of Solomon.  One of the original orders of the Knights Templar of 1118AD.

The personal Coat of Arms of Rt. Hon Bishop Count David J. Gagnon, a Hereditary Knight Templar, the Grand Cross Knight of the Temple of Solomon. One of the original orders of the Knights Templar of 1118AD.

A 700-year-old Irish hereditary title ended with the death of the last Knight of Glin in County Limerick.

A 700-year-old Irish hereditary title ended with the death of the last Knight of Glin in County Limerick.

The Knight of Glin (dormant 14 September 2011), also known as the Black Knight or Knight of the Valley, was a hereditary title in the FitzGerald families of Co Limerick since the early 14th century…

The Knight of Glin (dormant 14 September 2011), also known as the Black Knight or Knight of the Valley, was a hereditary title in the FitzGerald families of Co Limerick since the early 14th century…