A knight is a man who has been given the ‘honorary title of knighthood’, in medieval times Knights could be given Knighthood by other Knights, bishops, religious, political people, or other important people and leaders in medieval society!
The Knight in the main provides a military service to a noble, monarch, or Christian church usually for ‘land holdings’ within the feudal system.
A Typical Knight in Medieval England
Dictionary Definition of a Knight
Medieval Knight’s History a Knight from the Norman Period
In early medieval history, a knight was a mounted warrior and an ‘Elite Fighter’.
Medieval Knights were well placed in the Feudal system, they were usually bodyguards or mercenary fighters for a wealthy nobility, lords, and Kings and received landholdings for their military services.
Knights could also be described as vassals within the Feudal system. A Vassal was a ‘Land Holder’ a person who had land given to them in return for military services, loyalty, and allegiance.
Although Knights were well regarded in medieval society, they were classed as lower-level nobility.