Days of the Knights: A Tale of Castles and Battles by Christopher Maynard

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Published by Tandem Library .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Readers - Beginner,
  • Social Science - Customs, Traditions, Anthropology,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 4-8 Nonfiction,
  • Civilization, Medieval,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Knights and knighthood,
  • Medieval civilization,
  • Children: Grades 2-3

Edition Notes

DK Readers: Level 4 (Sagebrush)

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatSchool & Library Binding
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9471109M
ISBN 100613076001
ISBN 109780613076005

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The Knight provides an elaborate frame narrative for his story: before he reaches the heart of the tale (that is, the story of the two knights), the Knight spends a lot of time setting the stage and describing the backstory of Theseus’s world. By forcing any knight that passes by to joust with the castle knights, Morgan le Fay takes advantage of Arthur’s knights’ willingness to do battle, in order to continue her fight with her brother Arthur by proxy.

Lamorak and Palomides join in an informal alliance against what they consider to be a shameful tradition. Templar, also called Knight Templar, member of the Poor Knights of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon, a religious military order of knighthood established at the time of the Crusades that became a model and inspiration for other military orders.

Originally founded to protect Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land, the order assumed greater military duties during the 12th century.

Some lived in a lord’s castle as part of his garrison (the group of soldiers that protected the castle). The lord paid for their costly armour. England’s King Henry II ( –) could call upon over 6, knights. Every knight promised to serve in the king’s army for 40 days each year without pay.

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Since Thatcher is a peasant, in order to be able to compete, he claims to be a knight called Ulrich von Liechtenstein who hails from.It’s easy to imagine a Medieval castle under siege – it’s scene that’s been used in tens of thousands of films and TV programmes.

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