Chivalry: Medieval Code Of Conduct For Knighthood

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Chivalry is the medieval code of conduct for knighthood. The code of conduct includes honor, honesty, courteousness, and bravery. The word chivalry comes from the french word “chevalier” meaning horsemen; a knight or a young man. Knights were expected to be brave, aggressive, and fierce. Although expected to be aggressive, knights are also expected to show mercy towards their enemies. Knights also had to show respect to the woman in their community, and follow their king's orders. Along with this code you also had to follow courtly love. It was often, that the lady would give the knight a coin, for the knight to wear in medieval warfare, which supposedly gave them good luck. The code of chivalry was recorded in a song known as

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