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Becoming a Knight in Medieval Times

Stage 1: Page

Once a boy reached the age of seven, he would be sent to live with a another lord and his family; this was known as fostering. He would then learn to ride a horse, use a sword, sing, manners and dance.

Stage 2: Squire

At 14, the boy started to learn to fight on horseback. He would accompany the lord into battle, look after his horse and weapons and help the lord dress for battle and tournaments.

Stage 3: Knight

At 21, the boy was eligible to become a knight. He spent the night before the ceremony... (More)

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The Renaissance

The Renaissance is the rebirth of learning. The learning of ancient Greece and Rome was rediscovered and new discoveries made.

Humanism is showing great interest in human nature rather than religion. Writing in the vernacular became popular.

Artists were craftsmen like other tradesmen.

Why Italy?

  • Wealth cities provided patrons of the arts.
  • Fall of Constantinople.
  • Competition between city-states.
  • Ruins of Ancient Rome.

Differences between Medieval and Renaissance art:

  • Religion a theme but other themes important also.
  • Movement and emotions became important.
  • Realism.
  • Perspective.
  • Sfumato.
  • Oils and canvas became popular but egg tempera and frescoes still used.
  • Architecture moved from Gothic... (More)

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