Knightly Virtues

Knightly Virtues

Knightly Virtues (or the Virtues of a Knight) were part of a medieval chivalric code of honour. The virtues were a set of 'standards' that Knights of the High Middle Ages tried to adhere to in their daily living and interactions with others. Today, this term still carries similar meanings. [cite book | last = Altmann | first = Barbara K | authorlink = | coauthors = | title = The Court Reconvenes | publisher = | date = | location = | pages = 99 | url = | doi = | id = | isbn = 0859917975 ]

) does have a meaning behind it. [ [http://www.sja.ca/Default.aspx?cid=59e4361adfbe472db562a4cf97584d96ContentCategory&order=1&mainContent=31e2d0c401fc4687b214d5cff364214dContentCategory&regionId=0 SJA Website] ]

There is no definitive list of virtues, and another proposed group includes: [http://www.chivalrytoday.com/Farrell/Knightly-Virtues.html]

*Courage
*Justice
*Mercy
*Generosity
*Faith
*Nobility
*Hope

The list of virtues has changed over time. In the Middle Ages, skills like Horsemanship were also considered one amongst these ideals. [ Citation| first= | last=| coauthors=| contribution=An outline of development of the Gymnastic Horse from Roman Times to the Age of Humanists| title=Studies in Physical Culture and Tourism| editor-first=| editor-last=| coeditors=| publisher=| place=| pages=| date=| year=| id= | contribution-url=http://www.wbc.poznan.pl/Content/72158/Kaimakamis_REV.pdf| format=pdf| accessdate=2008-05-26 ]

ee also

* Seven Heavenly Virtues

External links

* [http://www.sja.ca St. John Ambulance Canada]

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