The knights’ Title and Role in the Middle Ages.
According to Wikipedia, (free online encyclopedia), a knight is a person granted an honorary title of knighthood by a head of state or representative for service to the monarch, the church, or the country, especially in a military capacity.
The title of Knighthood was highly honored especially in the Middle Ages.
The role of the Knights in the Middle Ages was primarily centered around enhancing their Knightly skills in the use of weapons, horsemanship, and medieval warfare. See: http://www.lordsandladies.org/middle-ages-knights.htm
They knights were where the third least groups in the Political Organogram of the Feudal Society, in the Middle Ages. The are above the least majority group, which is the Freemen and Serfs. They were totally accountable to their Lords and by implication the King.
See also Feudal Society in the Middle Ages
Meanwhile to become a knight in the middle ages was not easy at all. It was totally limited for people who are from noble family.
How To Become A Knight In The Middle Ages
Today some distinguished persons, whether of noble birth or not, can be knighted ‘. They are then given the title “Sir”.
But in the Middle Ages, only people of noble birth could be called Sir’.
A boy of noble birth served as a page in a castle. Here he learned good manners by waiting on lords and ladies. He also learned to ride horses. After a time he became a squire and served under a knight. He also learned how to use weapons. After he had served as a squire for some time he was knighted, or made a knight, by the king. The squire knelt before the king who touched his shoulder with a sword and said to him: “Rise, Sir…”This simple ceremony made him a knight.
A knighthood was highly honored. A knight had to be a man of honor and courage, he is expected at all time to fulfill the following obligations:
- He would always defend a lady.
- He would speak only the truth.
- He would be loyal to his lord.
- He would be devoted to the church.
- He would be charitable and defend the poor and helpless.
- He would be brave. See generally, https://steemit.com/life/@towjam/perks-of-being-a-knight-or-being-knighted