The Medieval Knight was popular from 1200-1500 throughout Europe. English kings and nobles originally required forty days of knightly service, either fighting or standing guard, in exchange for bequeathing land to the knight. However, they were soon forced to pay the knights too.
It was getting increasingly expensive to be a knight. Better armor meant additional cost. Each knight had squires and horses to outfit too. With the rise of standing infantry and firearms, the chivalrous knight was left to history books.
The Medieval Knight book takes on an interesting subject. However, it reads like a textbook. It, unfortunately, plods through a history of knights rather than making the reader feel the beating heart of a knight. So if you want to read a history book, you may enjoy this book more than I did. 3 stars.
Thanks to Osprey Publishing and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.