Knightology: True Account of the Most Valiant Knights
Most children, particularly if they are boys, have a natural interest in the study of medieval warfare and knighthood. This deluxe, lavishly illustrated volume provides a detailed account of the steps that one would be required to take to become a knight, while it also gives readers an understanding of medieval arms and armor. Additional information is provided regarding medieval jousts and tournaments, crusader battles, as well as details about what it was like to live in or defend a castle. In addition to being visually impressive and stunning, this full-color publication manages to weave in a captivating storyline that helps readers to stay engaged in the quest for knowledge about famous myths and legends from the middle ages. This book is both fun and informative, and that is a beautiful combination! Measures 10 1/4"x 12". 28 pgs, hc. ~ Mike
From the secret order of Round Table Knights comes a tell-all guide to the mythical occupation of knighthood " its history, mysterious quests, and puzzles that live on to this day. Inspired by the life of a most exemplary knight, this fascinating book explores the art of mastering sword and lance, the essential (and prohibitively expensive) war-horse, the ins and outs of a castle that a knight might defend, and the skills needed to prevail in a jousting tournament, with all its pageantry. No investigation of knighthood would be complete without a look at the Crusades, and a celebration of legendary knights such as King Arthur, Sir Lancelot, and Sir Gawain, plus vaunted icons such as Excalibur and the Holy Grail. In true 'Ology fashion, this tip of the lance to a noble (and misunderstood) profession offers a variety of interactive flaps and other novelties to keep young squires fully entertained.