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    Does anyone know the Medieval Rules for...

    Discussion in 'Research' started by JGC137, Jan 27, 2009.

    Hello, one of my stories is in Medieval era and I'd like to know what the rules for a Knight are? As in regards to Princesses and Kings and Queens. But mainly around Princesses and noble women =)
     
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    Isn't part of the fun inventing your own code of chivalry?

    Although it seems your going for historical accuracy, in which case go for it, it's always good to have historically accurate fiction.
     
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    I read threw the link of the codes but there is nothing that specifically pertains to a Knight around a princess =(
     
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    Always let your lady enter a room first, in case there is an assassin hiding.
     
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    True, but it's lots easier if you learn existing rules for similar societies before you go inventing your own.
     
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    Does it have to be a princess, or is it just ladies in general?
     
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    Has to be a Princess...
     
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    The definitive code of chivalry is in Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur. It does not specifically have rules for princesses. Here is one concise statement of the Code: http://everything2.com/e2node/The%2520Knights%2527%2520Code%2520Of%2520Chivalry,

    A princess would be protected as any other woman under the Code, but as a member of the royal family, might be further protected by the command to "flee treason."
     
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    Good one Cogito. I was about to say that a lady, not woman, would be treated the same as a princess.

    All pesants were equal in medival times so knights codes would not apply to them. A knight would not treat a commoner as a king, but he would show that respect to a lord.
     
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    It should also be noted that knights broke the above codes regularly :p
     
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    I'm searching like crazy, cause I need to know or have an idea as to, in that time would it have been suspicious or 'wrong' for a Knight to speak to a Princess or be seen with her as if a commoner. Or was it against royalty standards? Would the Knight be reprimanded for speaking to her? Or being seen hanging around her?? That’s what I'm trying to have a somewhat accurate idea on. By the way thank you everyone for your help! :D
     

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