Chivalry and Knighthood
Chivalry, the order of knighthood, and especially, the code of knightly behavior,
comes from many origins. In Middle English, the word 'chevalrie' meant 'mounted
horseman'. In Old french, the word 'chevalrie' meant knightliness or 'chevalier'
meaning knight. (Microft, Encarta) Almost all origins of the word meant horseman.
Warfare was not an option in the medieval period and the knight was the most
crutial part. The knight's ability, and the military strength of the lord or king were
nessesary for their survival. A knight was loyal to his king even though he was not always
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