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How To Win A Good Girl For Life

“Love was as marked a feature in the chivalric character as valour; and in the phrase of the time, he who understood how to break a lance, and did not understand how to win a lady, was but a half a man.” Charles Mills, The History of Chivalry, or Knighthood and its Times (1825) Knights […]

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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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