Weird History

What It Was Actually Like To Be A Knight During Medieval Times

Many have imagined going back in time and becoming a real medieval knight or lady. Life for knights is assumed to have been brimming with jousting, courting, and slaying dragons. However, most of this isn't true. Jousting took some time to become popular, chivalry was a list of rules about whom not to abuse, and dragons didn't exist.

Much of a knight's life involved sitting around waiting for the next war to happen. When they did don their shining armor for battle, the gear was likely so bulky and heavy that the knights might have been better off with nothing at all. 

Even if the daily life of a knight wasn't as glamorous as we initially believed, it still offers insight into medieval lives and times.