Tag Archives: Knighthood

Knight is originally the designation for the armed, heavily armed, mounted warriors of the European Middle Ages.

French Crossbowman of the 15th century.

French Crossbowman. 15th century clothing. Middle ages soldier.

French Crossbowman of the 15th century. Arbalétrier XVe siècle. tire du Manuscript de Froissart.

French Crossbowman of the 15th century.

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Charles I of England. King and Martyr.

Charles I of England. King of England. 17th century clothing. Baroque era costumes

Charles I of England. King and Martyr.

Charles I of England. King and Martyr.

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Norman knights in 1066. William the Conqueror.

Norman knights. Battle of Hastings. William the Conqueror. Saxon king Harald II.

Norman knights in 1066.

Norman knights under Duke William the Conqueror in 1066.

Cavalier Normand en 1066. Gravure aquarellée vers 1880 d’après un dessin de Philippoteaux. Continue reading

Knight served by his squire and pages. 11th century.

Knight in Armor, squire and pages costumes. 11th century clothing.

Knight served by his squire and pages. 11th century.

Knight served by his squire and pages. 11th century.

Chevalier servi par son écuyer et ses pages.
From the book: Costumes civils et militaires des Français à travers les siècles. 1883. Author: Jean Baptiste Marie Augustin Challamel. Engraver: Meunier, Jean-Baptiste. Ouvrage couronné par l’Académie francaise.

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  1. The Carolingian Fashion Period from 987 to 1270.
  2. Life-size warrior figures in full armor and equipment. 
  3. 11th to 13th century. Medieval clothing in France.
  4. The Knights of the Teutonic Order of Knighthood.
  5. The First Crusade. The Knights Hospitallers.
  6. The Crusades. The Knights Templar.
  7. Middle Ages fashion history in Germany. 11th to 13th century.

Medieval Earl in armor leaving for the war.

Medieval Earl in armor. 8th, 9th century costumes.

Medieval Earl in armor leaving for the war, followed by his vassals. 8th, 9th century.

Medieval Earl in armor leaving for the war, followed by his vassals. 8th, 9th century.

Comte partant pour la Guerre, suive de ses Vassaux

From the book: Costumes civils et militaires des Français à travers les siècles. 1883. Author: Jean Baptiste Marie Augustin Challamel. Engraver: Meunier, Jean-Baptiste. Ouvrage couronné par l’Académie francaise.

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  1. The Carolingian Fashion Period from 987 to 1270.
  2. Life-size warrior figures in full armor and equipment. 
  3. Frankish Merovingian costume history 4th and 5th century.
  4. Byzantine costume history. 5th to 6th century.
  5. Costumes of Carolingians in the 7th and 8 Century.

Godfrey of Bouillon. First King of Jerusalem.

Godfrey of Bouillon. Crusader. King of Jerusalem. Medieval Frankish knight.

Godfrey of Bouillon

Godfrey of Bouillon. First King of Jerusalem.

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Jacques de Molay. Grand Master of the Knights Templar.

Jacques de Molay. Grand Master of the Knights Templar. Middle ages knight.

Jacques de Molay. Grand Master of the Knights Templar

Jacques de Molay. Grand Master of the Knights Templar.

Jacques de Molay, also Jacob de Molay and Jacobus of Molay (1244-1250 -1314) was the twenty-third and last Grand Master of the Knights Templar. In his time as Grand Master of the Order the destruction by the King of France, Philip the Fair falls.

From thé book: Paris à travers les siècles. Histoire nationale de Paris et des Parisiens depuis la fondation de Lutèce jusqu’à nos jours, by Nicolas Jules Henri Gourdon de Genouillac. Published 1879.

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Richard I the Lionheart. Cœur de Lion.

Richard Cœur de Lion, England King Richard I, Lionheart, King,EnglandMediaval knight,

The death of Richard Coeur de Lion. Richard Cœur de Lion forgiving Bertrand de Gurdun. Who had attemted his life 1199.

Richard I the Lionheart 1157-1199.

Richard Ier Cœur de Lion, actually Richard Plantagenet; was from 1189 to his death King of England. From 1172 to the year of his coronation was Richard Duke of Aquitaine. Then he held the title of Count of Maine, Duke of Normandy and Count of Anjou.
Richard was the third son of King Henry II. Of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Bertran de Gurdun also known as Pierre Basile and John Sabroz. According to the legend Richard let Pierre Basile, the enemy’s skirmishers of the deadly bolt, looking after winning the battle and bring to him and knighted him with the words: Continue reading

Knight in armor of the second crusade.

Crusader Knight in armor. 2nd crusade.

Knight Bannert praying before his departure for the 2nd crusade.

Knight in armor of the second crusade 1145–1149.

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Pierre du Terrail, Chevalier de Bayard.

Pierre du Terrail. knight Chevalier Bayard.

Pierre du Terrail. Chevalier Bayard.

Pierre du Terrail, Chevalier de Bayard. Medieval Knights armor. 15th century. Knight shining armor

Death of the Pierre du Terrail, Chevalier de Bayard.

Pierre du Terrail, Chevalier de Bayard.

PIERRE DU TERRAIL, chevalier de Bayard (about 1473 at Castle Bayard at Grenoble; † April 30, 1524), the Chevalier sans peur et sans reproche (“The Knight in shining armor”), began his career by serving as page to the Duke of Savoy, and was knighted in 1494 for his bravery in capturing a standard at the battle of Fornova.
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A leader of the Franks. Salian Frankish 5th century

Salian Frankish, Costume History. 5th century clothing. Merovingian, king

A leader of the Franks.

A leader of the Franks. Salian Frankish 5th century

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