These words come down to us from an ancient knightly order in which knights were instructed in their duties.

The Ancient Oath Be loyal of hands and mouth, and serve every man as best you may. Seek the fellowship of good men; hearken to their words and remember them. Be humble and courteous wherever thou go, boasting not nor talking overmuch, neither be dumb altogether. Look to it that no lady or damsel be in reproach through your default, nor any woman of whatsoever quality. And if you fall into company where men speak with disrepect of any woman, show by gracious words that it pleaseth you not, and depart.

The office of knight is to promote faith in Jesus Christ as Lord of Lords, King of Kings and the only Savior and to protect those who seek to worship in His name any where upon the face of this earth that He has made.


This is an ancient Medieval Prayer

The Ancient Sword Prayer "Hearken we beseech Thee, O Lord, to our prayers, and deign to bless with the right hand of Thy Majesty this sword with which They servant desires to be girded, that it may be a defense of churches, widows, orphans and all Thy servants against the scourge of pagans, that it may be the terror and dread of all evil-doers, and that it may be just in both attack and defense."

Books and Scout Programs About Knights

Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott

Inside Story: A Medieval Castle

Knight (Eyewitness Books)

Knights by Heller and Headon

Paper Soldiers of the Middle Ages

Chivalry: The Path of Love

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

William Marshall: The Flower of Chivalry by Georges Duby

The Story of King Arthur by Howard Pyle

Men of Iron by Howard Pyle

Life in the Castle in Medieval England by John Burke

Don Quixote by Cervantes

Castles Had Moats and Other Questions About Long Ago by Philip Steele

The Book of the Medieval Knight by Stephen Turnbull

Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady retold by Selina Hastings

Saint George and the Dragon retold by Margaret Hodges

Illuminations by Jonathan Hunt

The Armourer and His Craft by Charles Ffoulkes

Arms and Armor: A Pictorial Archive from Nineteenth-Century Sources by Carol Grafton

Video Tape:

Knights and Armor, A&E Home Video (the story of Sir William Marshall, clad in burnished metal upon a steed of superior might, he was an invincible force. The life and times of Marshal come alive through interviews, recreation and historical artwork.


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