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Medieval Knight

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Daily Life of a Medieval Knight
The Daily Life of a Medieval Knight followed a similar schedule to that of his lord or the noble he served. The Daily life of a Medieval Knight centred around Medieval Castles or Medieval Manors or fighting for his lord and the King during times of war. Much of his time was spent on honing his weapons skills and keeping his levels of fitness high.

The daily life of knights can be described as follows:

  • The daily life of a Medieval Knight started at dawn when Mass would be heard and prayers would be made
  • The first meal of the day for the Medieval Knight was breakfast
  • Knights would engage in weapons practise at the quintain and the pell
  • The daily life of the Medieval Knights would include discussions on warfare strategy and increasing his knowledge of siege warfare and weapons
  • Mid morning prayers and a meal
  • As the Medieval period progressed the society changed becoming more refined and elegant. Medieval Knights were expected to understand the rules and Code of Chivalry and the art of Courtly Love. Time might be spent on dance practise
  • In the afternoon the daily life of Knights turned to increasing their skills in horsemanship and would accompany their lord in hunting, hawking or inspecting the estate
  • Evening prayer and then supper in the Hall of the Castle or Manor House
  • After supper there might be some entertainment - music, dancing, jugglers, acrobats, Jesters, etc
  • Bedtime prayers

So ended the daily life of a Medieval Knight during the turbulent times of the Middle Ages. For additional facts and information about the Medieval Knight go to:

Facts on Medieval Knights
Life in a Medieval Castle
Medieval Castle Life
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