By: Justin Gambardella

Knights are warriors mounted on horseback. A boy that is to become a knight was sent to his father's lord castle he learns how to fight and ride a horse.

After years of training the knights pledge there loyalty to the lord.

Knights were expected to live by a code of conduct called chivalry it required them to be brave, loyal and generous.

During war knights served their lords in battle. Knights usually fought on horseback.

They used swords, axes, and lance, or long spears.

In the early medieval knights wore armor made of chain mail with thousands of small metal ring.

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