With their code of chivalry and the legendary adventures of King Arthur, much has been romanticized about the lives of knights. But what were they really like? Were all of their exploits necessarily for the greater good? In The Knight, students will get the lowdown on the lives of these armor-clad warriors of the Middle Ages, focusing on the role they played in the society of the time. Explore the ever-changing protection and weaponry employed by the knights, the reasons behind their participation in tournaments and the storied history of the Crusades.