• Knights were specially trained fighters in the middle ages.
  • They were usually the sons of Lords or Kings.
  • They were the backbone of the medieval army.
  • At seven, they became pages. 
  • They learned good manners, music, dancing, horse riding and helped the lady of the castle.
  • At fourteen, they became squires. They helped the Lord dress for jousts and battles.
  • At twenty-one, they were dubbed knights by their Lord.
  • The knight followed the code of Chivalry which was to promise to be truthful, generous and loyal, to be courteous to the poor and to protect women and children.
  • The Lords and knights divided up their land into manors.
  • A knight kept some of the land for his own use [called Demesne] and rented the rest to  people called peasants. they were treated like servants.
  • The knights used bailiffs or stewards to run the manors.