Ailettes - appendages of armor worn by knights during the 13th century.

Ailettes

Ailettes - appendages of armor worn by knights during the 13th century.

Arthur is about to be slain by the great Knight Pellinore but as he raises his sword against Arthur, Merlin enchants Pellinore into a deep sleep. The magician then caught up the king and rode forth on the knight's horse saving him from danger.

Merlin Saves Arthur

Arthur is about to be slain by the great Knight Pellinore but as he raises his sword against Arthur,…

A scene from the story, "The Lists at Ashby."

Ashby

A scene from the story, "The Lists at Ashby."

Illustration of a portion of the sculpted wall mural at the Basilica of St. Denis in Paris. The sculpture is of the Battle of Marignano in which the Old Swiss Confederacy fought the French in Italy. The detail shows French knights on horseback (left) trampling over soldiers of the Old Swiss Confederacy, while more Swiss forces (right) attempt to to hold them back with long pikes. French canons can be seen in the distant background.

The Battle of Marignano, Detail from a Sculpted Wall Mural at the Basilica of St. Denis

Illustration of a portion of the sculpted wall mural at the Basilica of St. Denis in Paris. The sculpture…

A ceremony of homage to the king in medieval times.

Ceremony of Homage

A ceremony of homage to the king in medieval times.

A group of people identified as "Crusaders" march to the Holy Lands. There are several knights on horseback, wearing traditional armor and carrying spears and flags. There are also people who look to be commoners, on foot, heads bowed with exhaustion. A horse lies on the ground and a man kneels over it. Two other men sit on the ground at the front of the group.

Crusaders, Including Knights and Pilgrims, on the March

A group of people identified as "Crusaders" march to the Holy Lands. There are several knights on horseback,…

A picture of the Crusades

Crusades

A picture of the Crusades

Enid watching over Geraint as he lay on his deathbed.

Enid Watching over Geraint

Enid watching over Geraint as he lay on his deathbed.

A poster of facts and illustrations of the age of feudalism and chivalry.

Feudalism and Chivalry

A poster of facts and illustrations of the age of feudalism and chivalry.

Horsemen, Three Abreast, with Banners, from the engraving 'The Triumphal Procession' by Hans Burgkmair.

Horsemen, Three Abreast, with Banners

Horsemen, Three Abreast, with Banners, from the engraving 'The Triumphal Procession' by Hans Burgkmair.

A print from the engraving, The King's Banquet from "Tristan" published by Antoine Verard.

The King's Banquet

A print from the engraving, The King's Banquet from "Tristan" published by Antoine Verard.

A knight from the Middle Ages.

Knight

A knight from the Middle Ages.

"A Knight Templar. During the Crusades, there were military and religious orders. Between the first and second crusades two peculiar military and religious orders were established. These were the Knights, Hospitalers, or Knights of St. John, and the Knights Templars. The Knights of St. John were organized originally to care for the sick and wounded among the crusaders and pilgrims to Jerusalem. They took the usual vows of monks, but to these were added vows of military service. They had thus a combined religious and military character, being fighting men as well as monks. The Knights Templars wre organized on a similar plan, but their original purpose had been to protect the pilgrims to the Holy Land. At a later date there was another of these orders established under the name of the Tentonic Knights. All three played an important part in the crusades, and they continued to exist long after the crusades were over."—Colby, 1899

Knight Templar

"A Knight Templar. During the Crusades, there were military and religious orders. Between the first…

A group of knights on a quest for King Arthur to find Mabon, the son of Modron, who was stolen from his mother when only three nights old.

Knights

A group of knights on a quest for King Arthur to find Mabon, the son of Modron, who was stolen from…

Two knights overlooking the Severn River with Gloucester Castle in the background.

Knights

Two knights overlooking the Severn River with Gloucester Castle in the background.

An illustration of a group of knights charging on horseback with lances.

Knights Charging with Lances

An illustration of a group of knights charging on horseback with lances.

An illustration of a group of knights in battle within sight of a castle.

Knights in Battle

An illustration of a group of knights in battle within sight of a castle.

An illustration of two knights on horses.

Knights on Horses

An illustration of two knights on horses.

"KNIGHTS-BANNERET. This ancient and honourable order has become extinct. It obtained the title of banneret from the knights having the right of having a square banner borne before them on the field of battle, and at jousts and tournaments." -Hall, 1862

Knights-Banneret

"KNIGHTS-BANNERET. This ancient and honourable order has become extinct. It obtained the title of banneret…

Mosque of Omar, kept by the Mohammedans during the Crusades.

Mosque of Omar

Mosque of Omar, kept by the Mohammedans during the Crusades.

The collar of the Order of the Garter. "Order of the Garter, the highest order of knighthood in Great Britain, consisting of the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and twenty-four knights companions, and open, in addition, to such English princes and foreign sovereigns as may be chosen, and sometimes to extra companions chosen for special reasons, so that the whole order usually numbers about fifty." -Whitney, 1911

Order of the Garter Collar

The collar of the Order of the Garter. "Order of the Garter, the highest order of knighthood in Great…

The star of the Order of the Garter. "Order of the Garter, the highest order of knighthood in Great Britain, consisting of the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and twenty-four knights companions, and open, in addition, to such English princes and foreign sovereigns as may be chosen, and sometimes to extra companions chosen for special reasons, so that the whole order usually numbers about fifty." -Whitney, 1911

Order of the Garter Star

The star of the Order of the Garter. "Order of the Garter, the highest order of knighthood in Great…

Sir Percivale, the boy knight, from <em>King Arthur</em>.

Sir Percivale

Sir Percivale, the boy knight, from King Arthur.

"A tilting match between two knights." -Foster, 1921

Tilting Match

"A tilting match between two knights." -Foster, 1921