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Old November 18th, 2017, 01:39 PM   #11

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knights were low people. just men at arms to lords and kings. people want to know really about those who make the history, which is invariably the kings.

besides, knights is a complex term. not all knights were in armour, since they existed as a class long before full body armour of the late medieval period.
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Old December 21st, 2017, 03:44 AM   #12

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Spears and Shields can be had at cheap prices. Small axes are also cheap. Swords don't have to be Battle Ready.
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Why would knights bother with those weapons? They could just say "NI!"
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Old December 31st, 2017, 03:32 PM   #13

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There isn't much left to say about Knights, they've been parodied enough by Monty Python, plus Terry Gilliam & Orson Welles had a lot of trouble bringing their versions of Don Quixote to the big screen.

L'Armata Brancaleone was a pretty good Italian satire on chivalry & Christianity from the 60s.



"I saw a Rohmer film once, it was kinda like watching paint dry", not sure if Gene Hackman in Night Moves was talking about Perceval Le Gallois because it's unlike his usual dialogue-driven films.



Robert Bresson also took the sheen off the whole Chivalry mythology with Lancelot Du Lac

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Old January 1st, 2018, 11:27 AM   #14

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