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What come to mind when you hear the word knight You are probably thinking of a book that you read when you were younger and saw someone in shining armor fighting a dragon and rescuing ladies in distress But actually these are myths about the knight They never fought dragons or rescued ladies in distress They did however fight battles and wars A knight was someone who was given land by a lord in exchange for military service in the lords army and any money that he might earn off his new land The life of a knight was nothing more than training and being prepared to serve his lord They had other responsibilities other than military service They often helped guard the lords castle serve on his council and served as an ambassador In this paper I am going to talk about all the aspects of the knight From where the word knight originated from what their duties were the weapons that they use to how they behaveThe word knight has no clear origin There are many arguments of where it came from Some say that it came from the Germanic word ritter which is a Middle High German term The word was primarily used in poetic texts But the word miles which was a derivative of the old Roman word for soldier was considered the earliest form of the word knight p6 Bumke But in Ancient Rome the word equites or mounted officers might have been the first real argument for what a knight really originated fromOthers believe that the word knight comes from the Anglo-Saxon word cniht which meant youth servant man follower The German word knecht and the Danish word knegt both mean servant And the Norwegian word knekt meant rogue or rascal p4 JonesWebster dictionary defines knight to mean a usually high born medieval gentlemen-soldier serving a monarch Others believe that there is no clear definition of the word knight
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