What It Was Like to be a Knight During Medieval Times

  • Honour and sobriety

  • Ten Commandments of Chivalry
    Gautier's Ten Commandments of chivalry, set out in the 19th century, hundreds of years after the time of medieval chivalry, are:

    Thou shalt believe all that the Church teaches and thou shalt observe all its directions.
    Thou shalt defend the Church.
    Thou shalt respect all weaknesses, and shalt constitute thyself the defender of them.
    Thou shalt love the country in which thou wast born.
    Thou shalt not recoil before thine enemy.
    Thou shalt make war against the infidel without cessation and without mercy.
    Thou shalt perform scrupulously thy feudal duties, if they be not contrary to the laws of God.
    Thou shalt never lie, and shalt remain faithful to thy pledged word.
    Thou shalt be generous, and give largesse to everyone.
    Thou shalt be everywhere and always the champion of the Right and the Good against Injustice and Evil.

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