The Qualities of a Medieval Knight (College

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Student’s name: ____________________________
Period: ___________
Date: ________________________
Q u a l i t i e
M e d i e v a l
hunt well
joust well
refrain from
brawling
write poetry
play an instrument
be in love
serve God
tell the truth
welcome visitors
Mr. Cleon M. McLean
Department of English
Ontario High School
s
K
o f
n i g
a
h
t
fight well with a
sword
serve the king (no
questions asked)
ride well
fight well with a
mace
hold his liquor
write music
respect women
(esp. Virgin Mary)
serve a “true love”
be courteous
dress stylishly
be a good Christian
be just to friends &
foes
be humble
be a credit to his
family’s crest
defend the poor
be chaste
defend the
oppressed
The italicized qualities were those particular to the very Late Medieval knights who signaled the coming of the new age, i.e.,
the Renaissance
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