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How A Knight Pursued A Lady

Back in the late 80’s Nintendo released a video game called Super Mario Brothers. Mario or Luigi fight to rescue Princess Peach, or Princess Toadstool if you’re old school. A 15th Century knight by the name of Sir Thomas Malory would say this is the heart of chivalry: “The very purpose of a knight is to […]

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Is Chivalry Dead? Part 1: The History

“Chivalry” conjures up an image of a man in a top hat from the 1800’s laying his coat over a puddle so his lady won’t have to get her shoes wet. The French origin of the term chivalry means “horsemanship,”[1] so you could theoretically say chivalry is a form of horse riding during the Middle […]

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