What were some of the main characteristics of the ideal knight during the reign of Charlemagne?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 21, 2019, 11:32 pm ad1c9bdddf
What were some of the main characteristics of the ideal knight during the reign of Charlemagne?
The knights in Charlemagne's time usually traded military service for land. Most of these knights were not full time soldiers and they would be called into service in time of need. The knight would have ready a lance, a spear, sword, and war horse. The idea was that these men needed land to pay for their equipment, so if not at home they were working or managing their land. Most people think that Charlemagne's knights were chivalrous.
A list of what it was like being a knight in Charlemagne's rule and what expectations there were for being a knight under the king.