It seems that after a many years of social crudeness that was growing more so, the era of the Knights and the idea of the “ideal knight” with all the spirit and manners of knighthood brought about a new style during feudal times. The idea of the valiant, courteous knight, generous even to foes was quite popular and today the word used is “chivalrous”. A modern example might be when a man opens a car door for a woman or displays an old-fashioned graciousness.
Suellen Ocean is the author of the historical series, The Lion’s Trace Available here:
The Lies of the Lion (Book 1)
The Guild (Book 2)
The Last Quadroon (Book 3)
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