Learning to be a knight – This is how one would become a Knight in the 15th century

Learning to be a knight  

This is how one would become a Knight in the 15th century.

In every castle were a number of boys of noble birth who were learning to be Knights. Until he was fourteen y…

Learning to be a knight  

This is how one would become a Knight in the 15th century.

In every castle were a number of boys of noble birth who were learning to be Knights. Until he was fourteen years of age, a boy served as a page. There was much for him to learn. One of the ladies of the castle had particular charge over each page. She told him stories of the saints and brave knights. She taught him good manners and the rules of knighthood. Perhaps she taught him to dance and play the lute. She made sure that her page went frequently to church.At the age of 20 or 21 he was made a squire, and if he seemed worthy in this, he would become a knight. The ceremony was long and solemn, and every part of it had a special meaning. First, the squire bathed and put on a snow-white tunic, for he was to begin a new, clean life. Then he put on a red robe, representing the blood he might be called upon to shed in defense of the oppressed. Over this went a tight/fitting black coat, representing death, which comes to all men.

The Grimoire of the Freamasons, Opening Pandora’s Box.From www.freamasons.com – page 10