This book travels back in time to the intriguing middle ages, one of the most violent and turbulent periods in English history, to explore the world of a medieval knight. Delving into the origins of knighthood, the book reveals the long and arduous training and education that noble born sons underwent. With an accessible text, beautiful fine art images, and an intelligent examination of how the role of the knight declined, this captivating book enlivens the world of medieval chivalry, portraying in vivid detail the castles, battles, tournaments, honours and triumphs of these legendary heroes.
I am the author of more than 30 books, specializing in history, popular science & psychology, mythology, cinema & arts.
After a degree in English, I took an MA in Film Studies. Before becoming an author I worked in a community video group in Mitcham, south London, and as a teacher.
My How to Think series has been published in 19 language editions.