King Arthur's Court Essay

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Throughout British history, especially between the time periods 1485-1603, obtaining the status of a “knight” and furthermore, being bestowed knightship, was a great deal of honor. Henry VII was King of England and Lord of Ireland from his seizing of the crown on August 22 1485 until his coincidental death on the 21 of April 1509, as the first monarch of the House of Tudor. The Tudor dynasty was a European house from 1485 until 1603. While knights displayed many positive attributes, they also faced many hardships being a knight. Hardships are more commonly known as tests. Tests were effectively used to evaluate a knight’s loyalty to there king. A chivalrous knight was a highly touted individual that proved to be extremely valuable. …show more content…
Throughout British history, especially between the time periods 1485-1603, obtaining the status of a “knight” and furthermore, being bestowed knightship, was a great deal of honor. Henry VII was King of England and Lord of Ireland from his seizing of the crown on August 22 1485 until his coincidental death on the 21 of April 1509, as the first monarch of the House of Tudor. The Tudor dynasty was a European house from 1485 until 1603. While knights displayed many positive attributes, they also faced many hardships being a knight. Hardships are more commonly known as tests. Tests were effectively used to evaluate a knight’s loyalty to there king. A chivalrous knight was a highly touted individual that proved to be extremely valuable. However, a knight that betrayed a king was labeled untrustworthy and therefore demoted. Chivalrous acts prove how well respected and exceptional a knight is, while betrayal is invalidating and shows a knight is weak and unworthy. Tests evaluate if they are worthy or unworthy of having such a significant position of power. When you think of a classic knight, you think of a bold, courageous, and fearless warrior who would dominate their opponent in the battlefield. However, what made knights great was their acts of chivalry. A knight who displayed chivalry boasted ideal qualifications, including courtesy, generosity, valor, and dexterity in arms. For example, in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Gawain makes a speech to King Arthur (117-134) and
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