Knights Are Better Than Samurais In The Middle Ages

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YEAR 8 HUMANITIES MEDIEVAL EUROPE AND SHOGUNATE JAPAN ESSAY DRAFT Introduction: So in this documents I will be discussing on why the Knights are better than Samurais during the middle Ages. In this documents I will be answering these question: What caused their rise to power and fall? Who had the most power? Who has the strictest code of behaviour? Who had the better defence? Which had greatest power over their country? These question will each relate ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬on each paragraph on facts and information. What, who and which are three main question starts on which middle Ages army / Knights and Samurai affects the community and the history of the world. Body Argument 1: The beginning of the medieval Europe is called the Dark Ages, because the nations of Roman and Greece had been conquered by the Germanic people. The end of the medieval Europe started about 14 centuries…show more content…
Armour were very expensive, meaning that only the wealthy could afford to be knights. Knights during the Medieval wore heavy armour made of strong metal. There were two main kinds of armour which is chain mail and plate armour. Chain mail was made from thousands of metal rings. The classic chain mail armour was a long cloak called a hauberk. A chain mail hauberk could weigh as much as 30 pounds. Knights wore a padded cloak underneath the armour to help them carry the weight of the armour. Chain mail was flexible and offered good protection, it could be pierced by an arrow or thin sword. Some knights began to put plates of metal over vital parts of their bodies for added protection. Soon Knights were completely covered in plate armour that some stopped wearing chain mail. Plate Armour offered better protection, but it was less flexible and heavier than chain mail. When a knights wear a full set of plate armour, they weighed around 60 pounds. Many pieces of the armour had a unique

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