The Code of Chivalry
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  • 1. Joyse MercadoWeston Del Rio
  • 2. What is it? The Knights Code of Chivalry was a moral system which encouraged the knights to show bravery, courtesy, honor, a nd gallantry toward women.
  • 3. What did it consist of?  Faith  Liberality Charity  Diligence Justice  Hope Sagacity  Valor Prudence Temperance Resolution Truth
  • 4. What did they think about killing?  There was the idea that fighting and killing "could be a blessed and religiously meritorious act.” They cared a lot about heroism and valor, thinking that any good knight should be skilled in battle.
  • 5. What did the king think of this?  The king, Edward III, thought highly of Chivalry and it played a large part in his ruling; he even had annual tournaments.
  • 6. The Crusades  The Crusades were a time when the Code of Chivalry was used a lot. “Every Crusader had to swear „to defend to his uttermost the weak, the orphan, the widow and the oppressed; he should be courteous, and women should receive his especial care‟” (“Medieval Code of Chivalry”).
  • 7. The Song of Roland  In the early 11th century someone wrote a song about the Code of Chivalry. The song was named the “Song of Roland”. It describes the 8th century knights and Charlemagnes Code of Chivalry.
  • 8. Sources  http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/knights-code-of- chivalry.htm http://www.shadowedrealm.com/articles/exclusiv e/chivalry_king_edward_iii_reign http://www.castles.me.uk/medieval-code- chivalry.htm