Chivalry in the Middle Ages

The chivalry in the Middle Ages or medieval age was considered a “code of ethics” expected from the knights in Europe. It included rules that stated how nobility should behave. It was a code that was used to distinguish between the higher classes from those below them in terms of morality. It helped the knights to earn a proper reputation and respect in the society. The chivalric qualities that were required in the knights were courage, honour, loyalty, justice, military prowess, and generosity. In later years chivalry became more “romantic” and was idealized by people and also the poets and authors. Chivalry became a subject of literature. Chivalry was promoted by knights taking an oath to protect the church and defenseless people.

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