The greatest knight that ever lived

If you’re going to summon a knight to the battlefield, you could hardly do worse than the best knight of the Middle Ages: William Marshal, Earl of Pembroke. And now you can:

Token Knight 22Vw Token Knight 22Vm

The image is from a manuscript page of Matthew Paris’s Great Chronicle. On the left is William Marshal, famous tournament knight and eventual regent of England for young Henry III; on the right is another knight, Baldwin of Guisnes, being unhorsed.

I can also recommend to you David Crouch’s book on the Marshal: William Marshal: Knighthood, War and Chivalry, 1147–1219, 2n edn (London: Longman, 2002). Enjoy!

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