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How to Become a Knight

When fully trained, a squire could be made a knight by their lord, usually when between the ages of 18 and 21.
A knight was expected to be chivalrous at all times.

A knight faced having his status removed and good name sullied forever if he were guilty of serious misdemeanours like fleeing a battle
, committing heresy or treason. There was even a rule against a knight spending money too frivolously.

The most common
leisure activity
for knights was hunting

To reach this elevated position became more and more challenging as the Middle Ages wore on because the elite wished to maintain their exclusive status.

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