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Published : Monday 1 June 2015
ISBN : 9780241187623
Price : €10.99

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How did you become a knight? When would you be sent on crusades? What are caltrops and how were they used? This book shows you what it is like to be a knight. It features infographics, statistics, facts and timelines.

Enter the world of chivalrous horseback warriors and learn what it takes to become a knight. Eyewitness Knight follows the journey of a knight in making, from being a page or a squire at an early age undergoing rigorous training before making it to the ceremony of dubbing. With this book you can learn what knights wore into battle, from heavy mail to plate armour and gauntlets. You will also enter a gallery of swords and other weapons that were an important part of a knight's armoury. Ride along with these warriors on their horses that were used not only for wars, but also while hunting and jousting. Explore the mighty castles and know how they were protected from the enemy during a siege. Meet manor lord and ladies and learn about the knightly code of conduct and the idea of chivalry. Eyewitness reference books are now more interactive and colourful, with new infographics, statistics, facts and timelines, plus a giant fold-out wall chart full of facts, perfect for bedrooms or classrooms. Great for projects or just for fun, learn everything you need to know about knights with DK Eyewitness.