By (author) Christopher Gravett
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Tudor Knight by Christopher Gravett
Book DescriptionThe Tudor Knight was the first line of defence employed by monarchs from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I, the last of a long tradition of knighthood dating back to the 11th century. He was well trained in the arts of war and chivalry from a young age, and he was skilled in the arts and languages, for the knight was a fighter and a gentleman. Knighthood during the Tudor era saw reforms in recruitment, appearance, and most radically in training and equipment. This book follows the knight from his first jousts to his real experience of battle, and it examines the innovations in military technology that influenced his training, equipment and experience of battle.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841769707
(246mm x 183mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 10-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Christopher Gravett
DK Eyewitness Books: Knight, Paperback / softback (June 2015)
"Explore the lives of medieval mounted warriors-- from the battlefield to the banquet table"--Cover.
World of Knights and Chivalry, Paperback (April 2012)
From their Roman origins through to the battlefield heroes of the Tudor age, this vibrant history of knights and chivalry covers the customs of knighthood in the Middle Ages, the evolution of the armoured knight, how knights fought and battles they fought in, and the legacy which gives modern recipients this honour.
Knight, Paperback (February 2010)
The traditional 'knight in shining armour' has become a staple figure in popular culture and the images of bloody battlefields, bustling feasting halls and courtly tournaments have been shown time and again in film and fiction. This illustrated book describes how the knight evolved over four centuries of English and European history.
English Castles 1200-1300, Paperback (July 2009)» View all books by Christopher Gravett
The simple castles raised after the Norman conquest had been developed throughout 11th and 12th centuries, whilst the introduction of Islamic and Byzantine fortification techniques from the late 12th century led to further developments in castle architecture.
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Author Biography - Christopher Gravett
Chris Gravett is a former Senior Curator at the Royal Armouries, Tower of London, and a recognised authority on the arms, armour and warfare of the medieval world. He has worked as an advisor for numerous TV and film productions, and has written many books for Osprey, including Warrior 1: 'Norman Knight 950-1204 AD'. He currently works as a curator at Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire, UK.
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