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2018 Week 4 Course 4

Chivalry and Knighthood


Julia Cresswell


Week 4

22 - 28 July 2018

The terms chivalry and knighthood mean many different things to different people. In this class we will explore as many of these as possible. We will look at their origins, medieval theories; what the ideas meant in practice using the life of William Marshal as a template; how they were portrayed in medieval literature; and what happened as guns changed the nature of warfare. We will look at life in the medieval castle through a day trip to two of the finest surviving examples.





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