An exploration of the origins, rise and fall of the noble order of knighthood, illustrated with over 220 fine art paintings and photographs. It covers various aspects of the role of knights in feudal Europe: their nobility, social status, military exploits, and responsibilities and privileges.
Charles Phillips is an established writer of popular history, a graduate of Oxford University and holds an MA from the University of Westminster, London. He is the author of The Complete Illustrated Guide to Kings and Queens of Britain and Ireland, and The Complete Illustrated Guide to Castles, Palaces and Stately Houses of Britain and Ireland (both published by Lorenz Books). Dr Craig Taylor is a Lecturer in Medieval History, and works on political thought and public discourse in late medieval France and England, chivalry and the Hundred Years War.