A Knight in Battle
A Knight in Battle
by R. Eward Oakeshott

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Explore a fascinating dimension of medieval life in this engaging account of knights and their horses. Oakeshott reveals how war tactics changed because of the swift terror of fighting on horseback instead of on foot. The author brings us into the world of jousts and spear-play, where a horse's strength, speed, and resiliency were absolutely essential. To engage in such exciting, dangerous activities, a ""knight's horse had to have nerves of steel and a steadfast heart."" Oakeshott dispels myths about the so-called ponderous horse of medieval times. He tells how horses were bred and trained for war, and how they became symbols of social class and sources of pride. Without a horse, a knight was nothing. Originally published in 1962-and of interest to young and older readers-this updated and revised edition of A Knight and His Horse has an extensive and useful glossary. Accurately illustrated by the author, the book captures the wonder and magic of a past time. Also available from Dufour are A Knight and His Weapons, A Knight and His Castle, and A Knight in Battle.

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R. Eward Oakeshott

Recording label: Dufour Editions
Dufour Editions

Manufacturer: Dufour Editions
EAN: 9780802313225
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 0802313221
Number of items: 1
Number of pages: 144
Publication date: 1998-09-30
Language: English (Unknown)
Language: English (Original Language)
Language: English (Published)

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