The knight: half human, half legend. Minnesang and chivalric novels have left us with a sublime impression of the “noble knight”. But what were knights really like? This series tells us what we always wanted to know about the men in iron: where they came from, how they fought, and how they survived. And why they eventually died out, and yet continued to live on.
Today, their shining suits of armour are exhibited in museums. But we can still learn a lot today from their ideals, from “chivalry”. And they make us realise that there should be more to life than the struggle for fame and honour.