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ChivalryChivalry
How it StartedHow it Started
► Chivalry set a high  standard to the nobles of medievalChivalry set a high  standard to the...
How Knights ActedHow Knights Acted
►A knight was not only expected to haveA knight was not only expected to have
strength ...
Ten Commandments of ChivalryTen Commandments of Chivalry
1.1. Thou shalt believe all that the Church teaches, and shalt ob...
How Long Was it UsedHow Long Was it Used
►Chivalry was poplar during the 12Chivalry was poplar during the 12thth
and 13and...
LawsLaws
► The churches prohibited battles or wars onThe churches prohibited battles or wars on
Sundays and holy days.Sund...
Development of KnighthoodDevelopment of Knighthood
►Knighthood was originally a professionalKnighthood was originally a pr...
The CrusadesThe Crusades
► The Crusades introducedThe Crusades introduced
the golden age of chivalry,the golden age of chi...
Court ChivalryCourt Chivalry
► In its last stages, chivalry becameIn its last stages, chivalry became
a mere court service...
Ten Commandments of ChivalryTen Commandments of Chivalry
1.1. Thou shalt believe all that the Church teaches, and shalt ob...
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  1. 1. ChivalryChivalry
  2. 2. How it StartedHow it Started ► Chivalry set a high  standard to the nobles of medievalChivalry set a high  standard to the nobles of medieval times. It is a code that medieval knights had to  follow.times. It is a code that medieval knights had to  follow. ► This code meant that knights had to protect women andThis code meant that knights had to protect women and the poor. They should also respect Christianity and thethe poor. They should also respect Christianity and the church.church. ► The poor and women cannot protect themselves, so theyThe poor and women cannot protect themselves, so they needed knights to protect them.needed knights to protect them.
  3. 3. How Knights ActedHow Knights Acted ►A knight was not only expected to haveA knight was not only expected to have strength and skills but to have a chivalrousstrength and skills but to have a chivalrous side to his nature.side to his nature. ►Chivalry dates back to the Middle Ages.Chivalry dates back to the Middle Ages.
  4. 4. Ten Commandments of ChivalryTen Commandments of Chivalry 1.1. Thou shalt believe all that the Church teaches, and shalt observe all itsThou shalt believe all that the Church teaches, and shalt observe all its directions.directions. 2.2. Thou shall defend the Church.Thou shall defend the Church. 3.3. Thou shall respect all weaknesses, and defend the weakThou shall respect all weaknesses, and defend the weak 4.4. Thou shalt love the country in the which thou was born.Thou shalt love the country in the which thou was born. 5.5. Thou shalt not recoil before the enemy.Thou shalt not recoil before the enemy. 6.6. Thou shalt make war against the Infidel without cessation, and withoutThou shalt make war against the Infidel without cessation, and without mercy.mercy. 7.7. Thou shalt perform scrupulously thy feudal duties, if they be notThou shalt perform scrupulously thy feudal duties, if they be not contrary to the laws of God.contrary to the laws of God. 8.8. Thou shalt never lie, and shalt remain faithful to thy pledged word.Thou shalt never lie, and shalt remain faithful to thy pledged word. 9.9. Thou shalt be generous, and give largesse to everyone.Thou shalt be generous, and give largesse to everyone. 10.10. Thou shalt be everywhere and always the champion of the Right andThou shalt be everywhere and always the champion of the Right and the Good against Injustice and Evil.the Good against Injustice and Evil.
  5. 5. How Long Was it UsedHow Long Was it Used ►Chivalry was poplar during the 12Chivalry was poplar during the 12thth and 13and 13thth centuries.centuries. ►Then it deteriorated at the end of the middleThen it deteriorated at the end of the middle ages.ages. ►The Middle Ages were a very chaotic time inThe Middle Ages were a very chaotic time in Europe, but it created a long period ofEurope, but it created a long period of renewed stability.renewed stability.
  6. 6. LawsLaws ► The churches prohibited battles or wars onThe churches prohibited battles or wars on Sundays and holy days.Sundays and holy days. ► Christianity also influenced Chivalry through theChristianity also influenced Chivalry through the Crusades.Crusades. ► They believed that knighthood could be a holyThey believed that knighthood could be a holy form of life when used for Christian purposes.form of life when used for Christian purposes. ► In the 15In the 15thth and 16and 16thth centuries, chivalric idea andcenturies, chivalric idea and customs continued to survive among thecustoms continued to survive among the European nobility.European nobility.
  7. 7. Development of KnighthoodDevelopment of Knighthood ►Knighthood was originally a professionalKnighthood was originally a professional association.association. ►It included those men who could afford toIt included those men who could afford to make and maintain the heavy capitalmake and maintain the heavy capital investment required by mounted warfareinvestment required by mounted warfare (horse and armor).(horse and armor). ►It emerges in the 11th century, and itsIt emerges in the 11th century, and its members are nobles as well as small land-members are nobles as well as small land- holders, free men, craftsmen, etc.holders, free men, craftsmen, etc. ► http://www.heraldica.org/topics/orders/knights.htmhttp://www.heraldica.org/topics/orders/knights.htm
  8. 8. The CrusadesThe Crusades ► The Crusades introducedThe Crusades introduced the golden age of chivalry,the golden age of chivalry, and the crusader was theand the crusader was the pattern of the perfect knight.pattern of the perfect knight. ► For the distant expeditionsFor the distant expeditions into the Middle East, theinto the Middle East, the average time was two oraverage time was two or three years.three years. ► The vow of the crusaderThe vow of the crusader was limited to a specifiedwas limited to a specified period.period.
  9. 9. Court ChivalryCourt Chivalry ► In its last stages, chivalry becameIn its last stages, chivalry became a mere court service .a mere court service . ► Literature, which had in the past soLiterature, which had in the past so greatly contributed to the makinggreatly contributed to the making heroes of knights, now reacted againstheroes of knights, now reacted against their expensive lifestyle.their expensive lifestyle. ► However, earlier it was the EnglishHowever, earlier it was the English longbow that for the first time enabledlongbow that for the first time enabled the peasant to kill an amoured knight.the peasant to kill an amoured knight. ► The lowly peasant was now asThe lowly peasant was now as powerful as a mounted knight,powerful as a mounted knight, changing their relationship forever.changing their relationship forever.
  10. 10. Ten Commandments of ChivalryTen Commandments of Chivalry 1.1. Thou shalt believe all that the Church teaches, and shalt observe all itsThou shalt believe all that the Church teaches, and shalt observe all its directions.directions. 2.2. Thou shall defend the Church.Thou shall defend the Church. 3.3. Thou shall respect all weaknesses, and defend the weakThou shall respect all weaknesses, and defend the weak 4.4. Thou shalt love the country in the which thou was born.Thou shalt love the country in the which thou was born. 5.5. Thou shalt not recoil before the enemy.Thou shalt not recoil before the enemy. 6.6. Thou shalt make war against the Infidel without cessation, and withoutThou shalt make war against the Infidel without cessation, and without mercy.mercy. 7.7. Thou shalt perform scrupulously thy feudal duties, if they be notThou shalt perform scrupulously thy feudal duties, if they be not contrary to the laws of God.contrary to the laws of God. 8.8. Thou shalt never lie, and shalt remain faithful to thy pledged word.Thou shalt never lie, and shalt remain faithful to thy pledged word. 9.9. Thou shalt be generous, and give largesse to everyone.Thou shalt be generous, and give largesse to everyone. 10.10. Thou shalt be everywhere and always the champion of the Right andThou shalt be everywhere and always the champion of the Right and the Good against Injustice and Evil.the Good against Injustice and Evil.
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