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The Household Knights of King John S. D. Church

The Household Knights of King John

S. D. Church

Published July 22nd 1999
ISBN : 9780521553193
Hardcover
202 pages
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If the medieval king was the helmsman of the ship of state, the royal household was the ships engine. It comprised men from most ranks of society, from the great magnates of the realm to simple servants who looked after the day-to-day needs of theMoreIf the medieval king was the helmsman of the ship of state, the royal household was the ships engine. It comprised men from most ranks of society, from the great magnates of the realm to simple servants who looked after the day-to-day needs of the king and his court. This is the first full-length study of the most important group of the court household, the kings knights: socially elite, militarily preeminent, and indispensable for the workings of English medieval government.