The Code Of Chivalry In Medieval Times

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The Code of Chivalry “A Knight was expected to have not only the strength and skills to face a combat in the Middle Ages but was also expected to temper this aggressive side of a warrior with a Chivalrous side to his nature” (Unit 4). The Knights more difficult task was to follow and obey the Code of Chivalry because it had so many rules and responsibilities. The most courage’s and faithful men of the Medieval Times were the knights who followed and acted upon the Code of Chivalry. The Code of Chivalry was portrayed as courageous warriors and refined men. There were multiple topics and ideas for the Code of Chivalry therefore their Beliefs, the love towards their women and townspeople, as well as their responsibilities. The Code of Chivalry’s…show more content…
“A true lover does jot desire to embrace in love anyone except his beloved” (Alchin). “Early romances were not love stories but tales of war” (Ed.). “No one can love unless he is impelled by the persuasion of love” (Alchin). These stories of love or so interesting because most of the time you have men who just throw themselves at multiple women even when they are already married but these knights really set an example for other men. There was only one single Code of Chivalry. The name Chivalry actually takes form the chevalier, the French word for knights. The knights never really thought of war as a death date, they took it into more of an interest to becoming better knights, which was a very different but unique trait about the knights. “ They sometimes regarded war as a game played in deadly earnest” (Hallam). “Chivalry began as a code of conduct for medieval warriors, it adapted to the changing social conditions of the Renaissance” (Alchin). The Code of Chivalry put a lot of responsibilities on the Knights. The Knights had to protect the land while risking their lives. They also had to keep hope remising through the town when going through drought, hunger, lost of homes and especially war. The valor the Knights had was incredible. The oaths that were asked upon the Knights were Never traffic with
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