Have you ever wondered what the life of a knight was like? What it was like to fight for glory and country, clad in shining armor and bound by the rules of chivalry? We’ve seen knights in stories and movies, but how many of these portrayals are actually true?
DK Eyewitness books will shed a light on the daily life of a medieval knight with DK Eyewitness: Knight — a great resource material for anyone who wants to research medieval history, whether for scholastic reading or just a hobby.
Who is it for
- A student who is studying knights
- A student who wants to refresh on their medieval studies
- A student who is preparing for the next school year
- Anyone who totally geeks out on medieval times!
Take an inside look at the life of a knight — from battles and banquets to sieges and chivalry — in this updated edition of Eyewitness: Knight. Illustrations, maps, charts, and timelines look at the history of medieval knights and their armor, jousting, heraldry, hawking, and crusades. With content appropriate for 8 – 12 year olds, the book covers everything from the very first knights to the decline of chivalry.
More about the life of a knight book
You’ll find real-life photos of artifacts and gear, which brings it all to life! The book is geared for ages 8-12, but kids a bit older will really enjoy it too. I can see kids as old as 16 or 17-year-old high schoolers finding this super useful too. As you turn the pages of this fantastic book you’ll feel like you’re in a mini museum! It’s just amazing! I (and my husband) had so much fun reading through it too!
Some chapters include castle life, The tournament, The crusades, Knights of Christ, Inside the armor, Japanese knights, and so much more!
Take a peek inside
Below are some of the pages in the book. You’ll see first-hand how vivid and amazing the photos and content are!
Armed to fight
Did you know? This section is filled with great trivia!
Fashion in steel
Get the book
So, is the life of a knight something for you? Grab the book on Amazon and check out the collections under DK Eyewitness Books complete set. They offer hundreds of selections on facts, history, science, and travel.
Let’s chat! What are some of your favorite medieval times’ resources? I’m always on the hunt for new material to add to your family library!