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What was It Actually Like to Be a Knight in Medieval Times?

What was It Actually Like to Be a Knight in Medieval Times?

By Daven Hiskey

Anakin_bagel asks: What was the daily life of a medieval knight like? There are a variety of myths about what it was like to be a knight during medieval times, not just spread by Hollywood, but even by the contemporary legends during medieval times themselves- in both featuring widespread depictions of the chivalric knight rushing to the aid of damsels in distress and generally spending their time being bastions of all that is good and the very definition of “noble”. But what was it actually like to be a knight in medieval times, and what did they actually get up to in their day to day lives? As alluded to, knights in Medieval Times were rather well known for their penchant to cause a bit of anarchy wherever they went. In any event, to sum up, the life of a given Medieval Knight could vary considerably based on era and wealth of the knight in question.