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A knight in gothic plate armour, from a German book illustration published 1483.
Ranks of Nobility
Coronet of an earl
Emperor & Empress
King & Queen
Archduke & Archduchess
Grand Duke & Grand Duchess
Duke & Duchess
Prince & Princess
Infante & Infanta
Marquess & Marchioness
Marquis & Marquise
Margrave & Margravine
Count & Countess
Earl & Countess

Viscount & Viscountess
Baron & Baroness
Baronet & Baronetess
Nobile, Edler von, panek
Ritter, Erfridder
Hereditary Knight
Black Knight, White Knight, Green Knight
Knight & Dame
.A knight was a "gentleman soldier"[1] or member of the warrior class of the Middle Ages in Europe.^ In the Warcraft RPG Death Knights could attack on foot, and riding was optional ( Rivendare had both the Death Knight and Mounted Warrior prestige classes, and I'm sure in the lore Arthas attacked on foot ).
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.In other Indo-European languages, cognates of cavalier or rider are more prevalent (eg French chevalier and German Ritter) suggesting a connection to the knight's mode of transport.^ Languages with more than 50 books: Chinese Dutch English Esperanto Finnish French German Italian Latin Portuguese Spanish Swedish Tagalog .
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^ The Bush Administration was hoping that the bombing would persuade Europeans to send more troops to Iraq ; the French were quite clear that this would require "sharing information and authority."
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^ It is more common for other European Orders of Chivalry to be active in America, where are found various religious Orders of Chivalry as well as Dynastic (royal house) Orders.
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.Since antiquity a position of honour and prestige has been held by mounted warriors such as the Greek hippeus and the Roman eques, and knighthood in the Middle Ages was inextricably linked with horsemanship.^ In the Warcraft RPG Death Knights could attack on foot, and riding was optional ( Rivendare had both the Death Knight and Mounted Warrior prestige classes, and I'm sure in the lore Arthas attacked on foot ).
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[2]
The Franco-British legend of King Arthur was popularised throughout Europe in the Middle Ages by Geoffrey of Monmouth in his Historia Regum Britanniae ("History of the Kings of Britain"), written in the 1130s. .Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur ("The Death of Arthur"), written in 1485, was important in defining the ideal of chivalry which is essential to the modern concept of the knight as an elite warrior sworn to uphold the values of faith, loyalty, courage, and honour.^ In the Warcraft RPG Death Knights could attack on foot, and riding was optional ( Rivendare had both the Death Knight and Mounted Warrior prestige classes, and I'm sure in the lore Arthas attacked on foot ).
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^ But I find that it gets the point down straight the major armor design concepts that death knights have: Death, Frost, Despair, etc.
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^ Judging by the abilities of a Death Knights, I'm guessing any Warrior could also become one.
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.During the Renaissance, the genre of chivalric romance became popular in literature, growing ever more idealistic and eventually giving rise to a new form of realism in literature popularised by Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote.^ Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de .
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^ The document function gives rise to the possibility that a node-set may contain nodes from more than one document.
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^ Just give us your unvarnished evidence that shows this new information put out by the Administration is not "reality-based."
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This novel explored the ideals of knighthood and their incongruity with the reality of Cervantes' world. .In the late medieval period, new methods of warfare began to render classical knights in armor obsolete, but the titles remained in many nations.^ To be a knight in much of the medieval period had little to do with adoubement or service to any ideal, it had to do with the possession of such equipment and skills as were requisite to the title.
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^ English knights began to obtain their stations directly from the Crown, but by this time the station had changed from a tier in feudal society to an honorific title.
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^ Britain gives the title of honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, or KBE, from time to time to distinguished non-Britons, many of them Americans.
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.Some orders of knighthood, such as the Knights Templar, have themselves become the stuff of legend; others have disappeared into obscurity.^ The Trojan elder from Dardania, Antenor and some other elders supported return of Helen to her husband Menelaüs, in order to prevent a war.

^ Staff reply: Mexico is unlikely to suffer the fate of some of its other Latin American neighbors and fall into a dictatorship.
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^ U. S. citizens who are knighted may not use the title "Sir", but may use the initials representing the order of the knighthood they receive, such as "KBE" -- "Knight of the British Empire" -- after their name.
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Today, a number of orders of knighthood continue to exist in several countries, such as the English Order of the Garter, the Swedish Royal Order of the Seraphim, and the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav. .Each of these orders has its own criteria for eligibility, but knighthood is generally granted by a head of state to selected persons to recognise some meritorious achievement.^ A knighthood conferred here also recognizes achievement--renown.
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^ Once these persons are again private citizens, they are free to be honored, as, for example, the "honorary" knighthoods granted by Queen Elizabeth II to Former Presidents Reagan and Bush and to retired/retiring Generals Norman Schwartzkopf and Colin Powell.
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^ So too, members of the Masonic Order of the Temple understand their organization to be a fraternal Order, not an authentic Order of Chivalry, and these Masons do not claim to hold authentic knighthood.
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Etymology

The word knight, from Old German cniht ("boy" or "servant"),[3] is a cognate of the German word Knecht ("labourer" or "servant").[4] .This meaning, of unknown origin, is common among West Germanic languages (cf: Old Frisian kniucht, Dutch knecht, Danish knægt, Middle High German kneht, all meaning "boy, youth, lad", as well as German Knecht "servant, bondsman, vassal").^ Languages with more than 50 books: Chinese Dutch English Esperanto Finnish French German Italian Latin Portuguese Spanish Swedish Tagalog .
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^ Nelly “really” means well inside his head, but the shell that surrounds it responds differently at all times, concurrent to on-court stimuli… .
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^ A Middle High German Primer Third Edition (English) (as Author) Wright, J. W. (Jacob William), 1871- .
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[3] .Old English cnihthād ("knighthood") had the meaning of adolescence (i.e. the period between childhood and manhood) by 1300.[3] The sense of (adult) lieutenant of a king or other superior was in existence at least as early as 1100, although there are signs of it as early as Alfred's translation of Orosius.^ Although there were some snags in Tel Aviv and Cairo, on 11 November, el-Gamasy and Yarif signed the agreement.
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^ There are other examples of colonels cum kings.
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^ Although that would mean there needs to be a Death Knight only newbie zone in Northrend.
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.April 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] The connection of the "knight" and horsemanship is a comparatively early one, with a type of royal servant described in Alfred's time as a rādcniht (meaning "riding-knight").^ I took typing class in high school using an actual typewriter and it was one space after a period then.
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^ There is a legend that one of the early SCA knights was himself a ‘real’ knight, and some have used this to validate all knights made since that date.
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^ In the early spring of 1973, Sadat told Newsweek journalist Arnaud de Borchgrave that the "time has come for a shock" but no one at the time believe he had a plan for war.
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.The rādcniht rendered mounted services to the king: delivering messages, patrolling coastlines, and acting as a royal agent; he was probably also involved in military duties.^ I’m discounting Ricky Rubio and another, Jtrue Holiday because of some serious complications involved with their contracts/agents and the probability that Rubio might still be taken by the Kings on the 4th.
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The term cniht, however, had no particular connection to horsemanship and retained a primary meaning of "servant" or "retainer."
.In this respect English differs from most other European languages, where the equivalent word emphasizes the status and prosperity of war horse ownership.^ For the Nixon administration, one of the most disturbing elements in the October War was the attitude of West European governments.
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^ In other words, the Israelis sought a cease-fire based on the status quo ante .
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^ The numbering conventions of many languages are very different from English.
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.Linguistically, the association of horse ownership with social status extends back at least as far as ancient Greece, where many aristocratic names incorporated the Greek word for horse, like Hipparchus and Xanthippe; the character Pheidippides in Aristophanes' Clouds has his grandfather's name with hipp- inserted to sound more aristocratic.^ A myriad myriad, or one hundred million, was left as the largest named number by the Ancient Greeks and is also the largest named number in the Bible.
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^ In other words, is marijuana bought in Texas or California more likely to be Mexican than marijuana bought in the Northeast?
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^ Your argument looks and sounds more like a personal dislike for Nellie with each and every post, rather than a reasoned analysis of his actual resume.
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.Similarly, the Greek ἱππεύς (hippeus) is commonly translated "knight"; at least in its sense of the highest of the four Athenian social classes, those who could afford to maintain a warhorse in the state service.^ In the Warcraft RPG Death Knights could attack on foot, and riding was optional ( Rivendare had both the Death Knight and Mounted Warrior prestige classes, and I'm sure in the lore Arthas attacked on foot ).
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^ It would make sense to me if only the other plate-wearing classes could become (or is it "create?"
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^ Dwarves might be pushing it a bit, but there is at least one dwarven death knight - Thane Korth'azz , one of the Four Horsemen in Naxxramas .
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[citation needed] Both Greek hippos and Latin equus are derived from the Proto-Indo-European word root ekwo- meaning "horse".[5]
An Equestrian (Latin, from eques "horseman", from equus "horse")[6] was a member of the second highest social class in the Roman Republic and early Roman Empire. .This class is often translated as "knight"; the medieval knight, however, was called miles in Latin, (which in classical Latin meant "soldier", normally infantry).^ The knight or chevalier was the professional soldier of the time; in medieval Latin, the ordinary word miles (soldier) was equivalent to "knight."
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.April 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] In the later Roman Empire the classical Latin word for horse, equus, was replaced in common parlance by vulgar Latin caballus, derived from Gaulish caballos[citation needed].^ Chivalry (derived through the French cheval from the Latin caballus) as an institution is to be considered from three points of view: the military, the social, and the religious.
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^ Myriad (μυριάδος, from μύριος, murios, “numberless, countless, infinite”, later converted to “myriad” by the Romans) is a classical Greek name for the number 104 = 10,000 .
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.From caballus arose Old Italian cavaliere, Italian cavallo, French cheval, and (borrowed from French) English cavalier.^ Chivalry (derived through the French cheval from the Latin caballus) as an institution is to be considered from three points of view: the military, the social, and the religious.
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^ Languages with more than 50 books: Chinese Dutch English Esperanto Finnish French German Italian Latin Portuguese Spanish Swedish Tagalog .
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[7] .This pattern continues among the words for knight in the Romance languages: Spanish caballero, French chevalier, Portuguese cavaleiro etc.^ Languages with more than 50 books: Chinese Dutch English Esperanto Finnish French German Italian Latin Portuguese Spanish Swedish Tagalog .
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^ The knight or chevalier was the professional soldier of the time; in medieval Latin, the ordinary word miles (soldier) was equivalent to "knight."
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In German, the meaning of Ritter is rider; and likewise for the Dutch and Scandinavian title ridder. These words are cognates derived from Germanic rīdan "to ride", from Proto-Indo-European reidh-.[8]

Origins of medieval knighthood

.Since classical antiquity, heavy cavalry known as cataphracts were involved in various wars, with their arms and role in battle similar to those of the medieval knight.^ The killing of innocent children and those not involved in this drug war cannot and should not be tolerated.
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^ Modern knights vary in quality as surely as did the medieval ones.
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^ Hence, some derive the usage of knighting, which has prevailed all over the western world, since its reduction by colonies from those northern heroes.
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.However a cataphract had no fixed political position or social role other than his military function.^ The document function allows access to XML documents other than the main source document.
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^ Unfortunately, I see no other recourse than to plead my case to the mods to ban him from the site.
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^ However, I don’t really want to start cracking open files on a “deeper level” than that; I don’t really want to start hacking the WordPress PHP files and functions themselves.
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Knighthood as known in Europe was characterized by the combination of two elements, feudalism and service as a mounted combatant. Both arose under the reign of the Frankish emperor Charlemagne, from which the knighthood of the Middle Ages can be seen to have had its genesis.
.Some portions of the armies of Germanic tribes (and super-tribes, such as the Suebi) who occupied Europe from the 3rd century AD, had always been mounted, and some armies, such as those of the Ostrogoths, comprised mainly cavalry.^ Such knighthoods are conferred by The Queen, on the advice of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, on those who have made an important contribution to relations between their country and Britain.
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^ "Bones of anti-Nazi German women still are in the crematoriums in the German concentration camp at Weimar, Germany, taken by the 3rd U.S. Army.
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^ Some body is buying those drugs and who ever it is, is living here in our country and thats who we need to target to solve this drug problem we have in Mexico and The Unites States.
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.However it was the Franks who came to dominate Western and Central Europe after the fall of Rome, and they generally fielded armies composed of large masses of infantry, with an infantry elite, the comitatus, which often rode to battle on horseback rather than marching on foot.^ Rather than let the Third Army escape, Israeli air and ground forces "repulsed" the Egyptian attack.
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^ However, I’m looking for an “and” that says “both of these tags must be in a post in order for it to show up” rather than a “show posts with this tag and this tag”.
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^ In those it says that they took the place of the heroes who came back.
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Riding to battle had two key advantages: it reduced fatigue, particularly when the elite soldiers wore armor (as was increasingly the case in the centuries after the fall of the Western Roman empire); and it gave the soldiers more mobility to react to the raids of the enemy, particularly the invasions of Muslim armies which started in the 7th century. So it was that the armies of the Frankish ruler and warlord Charles Martel, which defeated the Umayyad Arab invasion at the Battle of Tours in 732, were still largely infantry armies, the elites riding to battle but dismounting to fight, providing a hard core for the levy of the infantry warbands.
.As the 8th century progressed into the Carolingian Age, the Franks were generally on the attack, and larger numbers of warriors took to their horses to ride with the Emperor in his wide-ranging campaigns of conquest.^ In the Warcraft RPG Death Knights could attack on foot, and riding was optional ( Rivendare had both the Death Knight and Mounted Warrior prestige classes, and I'm sure in the lore Arthas attacked on foot ).
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^ The Greek warriors inside the wooden horse, climbed out of the hidden compartment, open the gate to allow the Greek army entrance into the sleeping city.

.At about this time the Franks increasingly remained on horseback to fight on the battlefield as true cavalry rather than as mounted infantry, and would continue to do so for centuries thereafter.^ Sometimes the true costs of war versus the possible benefits are more apparent to those who fight them than to those who haven't.
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^ I would rather be a drug dealer than a cocaine addict.
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^ I would take a guess and say that it is many times more than have died in Mexico.
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.Although in some nations the knight returned to foot combat in the 14th century, the association of the knight with mounted combat with a spear, and later a lance, remained a strong one.^ Although some Locrians survived and managed to return home, Locris was struck by a plague 3 years later.

^ There is a legend that one of the early SCA knights was himself a ‘real’ knight, and some have used this to validate all knights made since that date.
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^ According to the Sack of Ilium (Epic Cycle), after the Trojan prophet Laocoon was killed, Aeneas withdrew from Troy and returned home with some of his followers to Mount Ida.

.These mobile mounted warriors made Charlemagne’s far-flung conquests possible, and to secure their service he rewarded them with grants of land called benefices.^ The advent of the Ultimate Tag Warrior plugin for Wordpress has made it possible to use Livesearch to search for posts by tag rather than by content.
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^ Well I have been tagging my blog posts for awhile now but made a change to a new wordpress plugin called Ultimate Tag Warrior.
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^ It’s all made possible by the Ultimate Tag Warrior WordPress plug-in.
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.These were given to the captains directly by the emperor to reward their efforts in the conquests, and they in turn were to grant benefices to their warrior contingents, who were a mix of free and unfree men.^ They are simply trying to turn the American people against the effort by working to increase the random violence to a crescendo.
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^ Once these persons are again private citizens, they are free to be honored, as, for example, the "honorary" knighthoods granted by Queen Elizabeth II to Former Presidents Reagan and Bush and to retired/retiring Generals Norman Schwartzkopf and Colin Powell.
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^ And um...the DK aren't people who "change their minds", they're people who wree enslaved by the Litch King, and finally got free.
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.In the century or so following Charlemagne’s death, his newly empowered warrior class grew stronger still, and Charles the Bald declared their fiefs to be hereditary.^ In the Warcraft RPG Death Knights could attack on foot, and riding was optional ( Rivendare had both the Death Knight and Mounted Warrior prestige classes, and I'm sure in the lore Arthas attacked on foot ).
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.The period of chaos in the 9th and 10th centuries, between the fall of the Carolingian central authority and the rise of separate Western and Eastern Frankish kingdoms (later to become France and Germany respectively), only entrenched this newly-landed warrior class.^ YouTube-Africa * 227's YouTube Japan * 227's YouTube-China * 227's YouTube Canada * 227's YouTube Australia * 227's YouTube France 227's YouTube-Germany * 227's YouTube-Italy * 227's YouTube-Russia * 227's YouTube-United Kingdom * 227's YouTube-Mexico 227's Boise TV Tube!!!
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.This was because governing power, and defense against Viking, Magyar and Saracen attack, became an essentially local affair which revolved around these new hereditary local lords and their demesnes.^ I can work my head around, because I structured it very oddly), but I most likely won’t be releasing any new versions unless there is a glaring error.
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^ These armorial bearings afterwards became hereditary and gave birth to the complicated science of heraldry.
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^ These fees, like other feudal grants, became hereditary, and thus developed a noble class, for whom the knightly profession was the only career.
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.The resulting hereditary, landed class of mounted elite warriors, the knights, were increasingly seen as the only true soldiers of Europe, hence the exclusive use of miles for them.^ In the Warcraft RPG Death Knights could attack on foot, and riding was optional ( Rivendare had both the Death Knight and Mounted Warrior prestige classes, and I'm sure in the lore Arthas attacked on foot ).
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^ Crossed rifles in the sand are a comrade's tribute to this American soldier who sprang ashore from a landing barge and died at the barricades of Western Europe."
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^ Knighthood, however, was not hereditary, though only the sons of a knight were eligible to its ranks.
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.The tradition of the chivalric "knight in shining armor" can be traced back to the Arabs, with notable pre-Islamic figures like the Bedouin knight Antar The Lion (580 AD).^ I later saw a Gnome Death Knight on another machine, which backs up the statement Blizzard have made in the past that all races will likely have access to being a Death Knight."
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He is believed to be the model of this tradition.[9] .Charles Reginald Haines noted traits "such as loyalty, courtesy, munificence...are found in eminent degree among the Arabs."^ (Note 12) The INR estimate, which has not yet been found and declassified, generated greater interest in the State Department in steps to facilitate Arab-Israeli negotiations.
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[citation needed] Medieval Spain, which he calls the "cradle of chivalry", could bear that pre-modern title, due to the direct impact of Arab civilization in Al-Andalus. ."Piety, courtesy, prowess in war, the gift of eloquence, the art of poetry, skill on horseback, dexterity with sword, lance, and bow" was expected of the elite Moorish knight.^ Skill with sword, lance and horse was the basis more than was a focus towards the ideal.
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[10] Richard Francis Burton, when characterizing this strain of thought in the writings of Europe as a whole, maintained "were it not evident that the spiritualising of sexuality by imagination is universal among the highest orders of mankind", he continues, "I should attribute the origins of love to the influences of the Arabs' poetry and chivalry upon European ideas rather than to medieval Christianity."[11]

Chivalric code

Jan van Eyck, "Knights of Christ" (detail of the Ghent Altarpiece).
.Knights of the medieval era were asked to "Protect the weak, defenseless, helpless, and fight for the general welfare of all". These few guidelines were the main duties of a medieval knight, but they were very hard to accomplish fully.^ We have a few who try very hard.
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^ I have tried quite a few of these 're-writers' and in the end they all make less than perfect results.
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^ While these businesses' health and safety records can be debated, they are generally superior to those of illegal drug labs and smugglers.
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.Rarely could even the best of knights achieve these goals.^ I’d say it’s even more the case now, that he is after what is in the short term interest of his personal goals versus what is best long term for the franchise.
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Knights trained, inter alia, in hunting, fighting, and riding. .They were also trained to practise courteous, honorable behaviour, which was considered extremely important.^ In boyhood they were sent to the court of some noble, where they were trained in the use of horses and weapons, and were taught lessons of courtesy.
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.Chivalry (derived from the French word chevalier implying "skills to handle a horse") was the main principle guiding a knight’s life style.^ Chivalry (derived through the French cheval from the Latin caballus) as an institution is to be considered from three points of view: the military, the social, and the religious.
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^ The knight or chevalier was the professional soldier of the time; in medieval Latin, the ordinary word miles (soldier) was equivalent to "knight."
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.The code of chivalry dealt with three main areas: the military, social life, and religion.^ Chivalry (derived through the French cheval from the Latin caballus) as an institution is to be considered from three points of view: the military, the social, and the religious.
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[12] The military side of life was very important to knighthood. .Along with the fighting elements of war, there were many customs and rules to be followed as well.^ There's always a war which some fight and others don't.
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^ The following two rules would number title elements.
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^ Unlike Rainier who reigns as well as rules, there are Americans who are themselves hereditary (and even sovereign) princes of non-reigning royal houses.
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.A way of demonstrating military chivalry was to own expensive, heavy weaponry.^ In the military sense, chivalry was the heavy cavalry of the Middle Ages which constituted the chief and most effective warlike force.
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.Weapons were not the only crucial instruments for a knight: horses were also extremely important, and each knight often owned several horses for distinct purposes.^ There are two important "subset" issues embedded in that statement: first, it encompasses only those weapons submitted for tracing, and second, it describes only the subset of those for which a successful trace was made.
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^ I cannot agree with the modern knights who believe the only paths lie through their own organizations.
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^ The Death Knight class weapon lists may be limited to only Runeblades or 2h Weaponry.
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.One of the greatest signs of chivalry was the flying of coloured banners , to display power and to distinguish knights in battle and in tournaments.^ Each flag or banner was emblazoned with the arms of its owner to distinguish one from another on the battlefield.
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^ A non-reigning royal house, just as a reigning one, may legitimately have a full complement of nobility and one or more Orders of Chivalry, and the head of the house, regnant or not, retains full powers to create legitimate nobles and knights as needed or desired.
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.September 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Warriors were not only required to own all these belongings to prove their allegiance: they were expected to act with military courtesy as well.^ I have tried quite a few of these 're-writers' and in the end they all make less than perfect results.
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^ The zip file includes all of the theme files as well as the required plugins: FAlbum 0.5.3 CG-PowerPack Ultimate Tag Warrior WP-Audioscrobbler Customizable Post Listings [...
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^ Kommon Senze says: June 18th, 2009 at 6:04 pm Thanks for proving to us all, Oracle, that you’re analysis of Don Nelson is completely a personal issue, and not one of well reasoned basketball analysis.
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In combat when nobles and knights were taken prisoner, their lives were spared and were often held for ransom in somewhat comfortable surroundings. .This same code of conduct did not apply to non-knights (archers, peasants, foot-soldiers, etc.^ But there was no centralized registry of knights; any country knight could and did confer knighthood on soldiers they thought worthy.
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) who were often slaughtered after capture, and who were viewed during battle as mere impediments to knights' getting to other knights to fight them.[13]
Becoming a knight was not a widely attainable goal in the medieval era. .Sons of knights were eligible for the ranks of knighthood, but while other young men could indeed become knights, the job was just nearly impossible, especially for those from the lowest class.^ Knighthood, however, was not hereditary, though only the sons of a knight were eligible to its ranks.
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^ In the Warcraft RPG Death Knights could attack on foot, and riding was optional ( Rivendare had both the Death Knight and Mounted Warrior prestige classes, and I'm sure in the lore Arthas attacked on foot ).
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^ It would make sense to me if only the other plate-wearing classes could become (or is it "create?"
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.September 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Those who were destined to become knights were singled out: in boyhood, these future warriors were sent off to a castle as pages, later becoming squires.^ Technically, the Death Knights that will be playable would be fresh out of the Scourge, which leaves the question, how they train their new skills or who in the Alliance can actually train them.
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^ Recipients of honorary awards who later become subjects of Her Majesty may apply to convert their awards to substantive awards.
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^ These attendants, who were of low condition, were not to be confounded with the armed retainers, who formed the escort of a knight.
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.Commonly around the age of 20, knights would be admitted to their rank in a ceremony called either "dubbing" (from the French adoubement), or the "Accolade". Although these strong young men had proved their eligibility, their social status would be permanently controlled.^ From the thirteenth century, the candidates, after they had attained the rank of squire, were allowed to take part in battles; but it was only when they had come of age, commonly twenty-one years, that they were admitted to the rank of knight by means of a peculiar ceremonial called "dubbing."
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^ But these are characters that were introduced either during, after HEROES REBORN and HEROES RETURN. So the Black Knight (Counter-Earth), Radioactive Man (Counter-Earth), Masters of Evil (Counter-Earth) and Dr. Doom's henchmen would all go under Counter-Earth.
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^ Player death knights may not be ranked very highly in Scourge hierarchy either.
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.They were expected to obey the code of chivalry at all times, and no failure was accepted.^ That's not a very conducive environment for people to take risk, when they hear 'March to War' all the time."
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^ Three leaders had no trouble reaching home safely with all their ships, but they found trouble brewing at home.

[citation needed]
Chivalry and religion were mutually influenced. The early Crusades helped to clarify the moral code of chivalry as it related to religion. .As a result, Christian armies began to devote their efforts to sacred purposes.^ This change in attitude on the part of the Church dates, according to some, from the Crusades, when Christian armies were for the first time devoted to a sacred purpose.
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.As time passed, clergy instituted religious vows which required knights to use their weapons chiefly for the protection of the weak and defenseless, especially women and orphans, and of churches.^ It was then that the clergy seized upon the opportunity offered by these truces to exact from the rough warriors of feudal times a religious vow to use their weapons chiefly for the protection of the weak and defenseless, especially women and orphans, and of churches.
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^ As if in return for this vow, the Church ordained a special blessing for the knight in the ceremony called in the Pontificale Romanum, "Benedictio novi militis."
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^ There has been no word on whether or not Death Knights will use ranged weapons.
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[citation needed]
.The Code of Chivalry continued to influence social behaviour long after the actual knighthood ceased to exist, influencing for example 19th century Victorian perceptions of how a "gentleman" ought to behave up to today.^ It was tempting to instead pick up some hydrochloric acid spray and make the tumor cease to exist, but I don't think that would help the pain much.

[citation needed]

Knights in literature

.Knights and the ideals of knighthood featured largely in medieval and Renaissance literature, and have secured a permanent place in literary romance.^ After all, neither canon lawn or the medieval ideal of knighthood included separating from your wife at a news conference without telling her, did it?
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^ To be a knight in much of the medieval period had little to do with adoubement or service to any ideal, it had to do with the possession of such equipment and skills as were requisite to the title.
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^ It prepared the way and gave ready currency to an epic and romantic movement in literature reflecting the ideal of knighthood and celebrating its accomplishment and achievements.
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.While chivalric romances abound, particularly notable literary portrayals of knighthood include Geoffrey Chaucer's The Knight's Tale, Baldassare Castiglione's The Book of the Courtier, and Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote, as well as Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur and other Arthurian tales (Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae, the Pearl Poet's Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, etc.^ His Grace, Sir Gregory of York, who is a Knight of my homeland and the man who to me best exemplifies all that is Knightly and Chivalrous.
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^ U. S. citizens who are knighted may not use the title "Sir", but may use the initials representing the order of the knighthood they receive, such as "KBE" -- "Knight of the British Empire" -- after their name.
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^ The final blow was reserved for the immortal work of Cervantes, Don Quixote, which aroused the laughter of all Europe.
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).
The ideal courtier—the chivalrous knight—of Baldassarre Castiglione's The Book of the Courtier became a model of the ideal virtues of nobility.[14] .Castiglione's tale took the form of a discussion among the nobility of the court of the Duke of Urbino, in which the characters determine that the ideal knight should be renowned not only for his bravery and prowess in battle, but also as a skilled dancer, athlete, singer and orator, and he should also be well-read in the Humanities and classical Greek and Latin literature.^ It is only one character and it should go under the latest appearance of that character.
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^ To be a knight in much of the medieval period had little to do with adoubement or service to any ideal, it had to do with the possession of such equipment and skills as were requisite to the title.
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^ Daredevil (2099) redirect should be removed because Daredevil (Marvel Knights 2099) and him are totally different characters.
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Regalia

.Knights are generally armigerous (bearing a coat of arms), and indeed they played an essential role in the development of heraldry.^ I don't know that MS is the company that really allowed computers to become what they are today, but I believe they played an important role.
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.As heavier armour, including enlarged shields and enclosed helmets, developed in the Middle Ages, the need for marks of identification arose, and with coloured shields and surcoats, coat armory was born.^ In the military sense, chivalry was the heavy cavalry of the Middle Ages which constituted the chief and most effective warlike force.
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.Armorial rolls were created to record the knights of various regions or those who participated in various tournaments.^ Other U.S. senior officials who participated in these events kept their own records of telephone conversations which may be as illuminating as Kissinger's.
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^ You thus become a brother to all those knights who have trod the road before and who will come after.
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^ There are knights of all varieties within the SCA. There are those who are attend to party, for whom the belt means privilege and an increased chance at the ladies.
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Additionally, knights adopted certain forms of regalia which became closely associated with the status of knighthood. At the Battle of Crécy (1346), Edward III of England sent his son, Edward, the Black Prince, to lead the charge into battle and when pressed to send reinforcements, the king replied, "say to them that they suffer him this day to win his spurs." Clearly, by this time, spurs had already become emblematic of knighthood. The livery collar is another part of the knight's regalia specifically associated with knighthood.

Orders of knighthood

Military–monastic orders

The Seal of the Knights Templar
Other orders were established in the Iberian peninsula, under the influence of the orders in the Holy Land and the Crusader movement of the Reconquista:

Chivalric orders

.After the Crusades, the military orders became idealized and romanticized, resulting in the late medieval notion of chivalry, as reflected in the Arthurian romances of the time.^ In these orders, wherein was realized the perfect fusion of the religious and the military spirit, chivalry reached its apogee.
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^ Under the influence of the romances love now became the mainspring of chivalry.
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.The creation of chivalric orders was fashionable among the nobility in the 14th and 15th centuries, and this is still reflected in contemporary honours systems, including the term order itself.^ From Wikipedia.org [wikipedia.org]: "The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is an order of chivalry within the British honours system and was established in 1917.
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^ It was in 18th century France that the "high degrees" beyond the first three degrees of Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft, and Master Mason developed, which development included the creation of whole systems of degrees that granted elaborate titles.
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^ THE AMERICAN FRATERNAL ORDER AS A FONS America's attempt to provide a fons of nobility for its people can be most clearly seen in its highly-developed fraternal order system, the primary example of which is Freemasonry.
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Examples of notable orders of chivalry are:
.From roughly 1560, purely honorific orders were established, as a way to confer prestige and distinction, unrelated to military service and chivalry in the more narrow sense.^ In the military sense, chivalry was the heavy cavalry of the Middle Ages which constituted the chief and most effective warlike force.
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^ In these orders, wherein was realized the perfect fusion of the religious and the military spirit, chivalry reached its apogee.
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^ From Wikipedia.org [wikipedia.org]: "The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is an order of chivalry within the British honours system and was established in 1917.
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Such orders were particularly popular in the 17th and 18th centuries, and knighthood continues to be conferred in various countries:
There are other monarchies and also republics that also follow this practice. Modern knighthoods are typically awarded in recognition for services rendered to society: services which are not necessarily martial in nature. .The British musician Elton John, for example, is a Knight Bachelor, thus entitled to be called Sir Elton.^ I always did think Labour were too damn close to WBG the III. At least he doesn't get to call himself 'Sir', not being British...
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^ In British usage, the title "Sir" is a prenominal to the first name only, so that there is a "Sir John," but not a "Sir Smith."
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^ John Paul Getty II, U.S. billionaire businessman, appointed Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by H.M. Queen Elizabeth.
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The female equivalent is a Dame.
.In the British honours system the knightly style of Sir is accompanied by the given name, and optionally the surname.^ Xia Hou is the double barreled surname, Dun is the given name in this instance.
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^ From Wikipedia.org [wikipedia.org]: "The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is an order of chivalry within the British honours system and was established in 1917.
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^ To say her name as Koei suggests, use Zhen (surname) and Ji1 (given name) together.
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So, Elton John may be called Sir Elton or Sir Elton John, but never Sir John. Similarly, actress Judi Dench DBE may be addressed as Dame Judi or Dame Judi Dench, but never Dame Dench.
Wives of knights, however, are entitled to the honorific "Lady" before their husband's surname. Thus Sir Paul McCartney's ex-wife was formally styled Lady McCartney (rather than Lady Paul McCartney or Lady Heather McCartney). .The style Dame Heather McCartney could be used for the wife of a knight; however, this style is largely archaic and is only used in the most formal of documents, or where the wife is a Dame in her own right (such as Dame Norma Major, who gained her title six years before her husband Sir John Major was knighted).^ Such foreign knights cannot, however, prefix their names with "sir".
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^ Burning Legion; the Eredar used to be Draenei then as said before;Hero Class, maybe they could modify it so that each Faction has their own "Hero" class that is a Hero; .
  • Talk:Death knight - WoWWiki - Your guide to the World of Warcraft 25 September 2009 10:47 UTC www.wowwiki.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Oracle says: June 18th, 2009 at 1:16 pm John Hollinger out today using statistical analysis to project the most successful pro’s.
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.The husbands of Dames have no honorific, so Dame Norma's husband remained The Rt Hon John Major until he received his own knighthood.^ Are we to then to all be collectively punished because, though in the majority, we have no control over our own government any longer?
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Since the reign of Edward VII a clerk in holy orders in the Church of England or in another Anglican Church has not normally received the accolade on being appointed to a degree of knighthood. .He receives the insignia of his honour and may place the appropriate letters after his name or title but he may not be called Sir and his wife may not be called Lady.^ The value of a named key for an element may be specified in any convenient place; for example, in an attribute, in a child element or in content.
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.The Rt Revd the Hon Sir Paul Reeves did receive the accolade and is correctly called Sir but it is not clear how this situation arose.^ I always did think Labour were too damn close to WBG the III. At least he doesn't get to call himself 'Sir', not being British...
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^ I made no judgement call on how the system worked, nor did I imply it would be tedious.
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Ministers of other Christian Churches are entitled to receive the accolade. .For example, His Eminence Sir Norman Cardinal Gilroy did receive the accolade on his appointment as Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1969. A knight who is subsequently ordained does not lose his title.^ Andre Previn, U.S. music composer and orchestral maestro, appointed Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
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^ U. S. citizens who are knighted may not use the title "Sir", but may use the initials representing the order of the knighthood they receive, such as "KBE" -- "Knight of the British Empire" -- after their name.
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^ Britain gives the title of honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, or KBE, from time to time to distinguished non-Britons, many of them Americans.
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.A famous example of this situation was The Revd Sir Derek Pattinson, who was ordained just a year after he was appointed Knight Bachelor, apparently somewhat to the consternation of officials at Buckingham Palace.^ The Microsoft founder was knighted by the United Kingdom's Queen Elizabeth in a private ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
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^ For example, just as NATO intelligence know who the major Taliban and Al Quaida players are in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the authorities in Mexico pretty much know who the major cartel players are.
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^ His Grace, Sir Gregory of York, who is a Knight of my homeland and the man who to me best exemplifies all that is Knightly and Chivalrous.
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[16] .A woman clerk in holy orders may be appointed a Dame in exactly the same way as any other woman since there are no military connotations attached to the honour.^ There may be some other places where htmlentities is needed, but this fixed my particular problem.
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^ I just wanted to know if there’s any way to display a list of tags in my sidebar just like you would display a list of categories — no weighted links, or tag clouds — just a plain unordered list of tags, one below the other.
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^ I named them that because there was NO other way to identify them, except that the first was originally a Nazi, and the second only worked for Doom.
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.A clerk in holy orders who is a baronet is entitled to use the title Sir.^ In conversation with the Sovereign Prince, "Your Highness" is used once, followed by the use of "Sir," although it is not incorrect to occasionally repeat the title of "Your Highness" during the course of the conversation.
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^ U. S. citizens who are knighted may not use the title "Sir", but may use the initials representing the order of the knighthood they receive, such as "KBE" -- "Knight of the British Empire" -- after their name.
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^ The first problem is that Americans are so used to fraternal orders using the title of "knight" that the "Order of Chivalry" and the titles granted by it have little meaning and require explanation.
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.Outside the British honours system it is usually considered improper to address a knighted person as 'Sir' or 'Dame'. Some countries, however, historically did have equivalent honorifics for knights, such as Cavaliere in Italy (e.g.^ Such foreign knights cannot, however, prefix their names with "sir".
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^ Consider that for each person that is using Linux but wouldn't have heard about FreeBSD or some other free system and would instead of had to pay for Microsoft.
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^ A report on the feasibility and advisability of some policy to inaugurate a system of rifle practice throughout the public schools of the country (English) (as Author) Wing, Frank .
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Cavaliere Benito Mussolini), and Ritter in Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire (e.g. Georg Ritter von Trapp).
.State Knighthoods in the Netherlands are issued in three orders, the Order of William, the Order of the Netherlands Lion, and the Order of Orange Nassau.^ During the early 1970s, UN envoy Gunnar Jarring and U.S. Secretary of State William Rogers floated plans to settle disputed issues, but their initiatives failed.
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.Additionally there remain a few hereditary knights in the Netherlands.^ On WoW Model Viewer, there is a few Death Knights in the creatures part.
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.In France, among other orders are the Légion d'Honneur, the Ordre National du Mérite, the Ordre des Palmes académiques and the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.^ The French Order of Arts and Letters is France's highest civilian honor for those in the performing arts.
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^ Commander, Order of Arts and Letters (France).
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.The lowest of the ranks conferred by these orders is Chevalier, meaning Knight.^ The last of these inferior nobility are knights bachelors; the most antient, though the lowest, order of knighthood amongst us: for we have an in instance of king Alfred's conferring this order on his son Athelstan.
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^ These honorees probably will not use the title "Sir," but, because they are members of Orders of Chivalry, i.e., they are knights, they can (and undoubtedly will) use the postnominals of the Orders they hold.
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^ The first problem is that Americans are so used to fraternal orders using the title of "knight" that the "Order of Chivalry" and the titles granted by it have little meaning and require explanation.
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.In the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth the monarchs tried to establish chivalric orders but the hereditary lords who controlled the Union did not agree and managed to ban such assemblies.^ U. S. citizens who are knighted may not use the title "Sir", but may use the initials representing the order of the knighthood they receive, such as "KBE" -- "Knight of the British Empire" -- after their name.
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.They feared the King would use Orders to gain support for absolutist goals and to make formal distinctions among the peerage which could lead to its legal breakup into two separate classes, and that the King would later play one against the other and eventually limit the legal privileges of hereditary nobility.^ And why would I want to use one?
  • Ultimate Tag Warrior 2 « Christine from the Internet 9 February 2010 17:23 UTC www.neato.co.nz [Source type: General]

^ The other original members now play as the "Original Lowriders" however due to legal restrictions they are not even allowed to advertise themselves as former members of the band.
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^ Consider that for each person that is using Linux but wouldn't have heard about FreeBSD or some other free system and would instead of had to pay for Microsoft.
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.But finally in 1705 King August II managed to establish the Order of the White Eagle which remains Poland's most prestigious order of that kind.^ Humbert II (1904-1983), the King of Italy who was exiled by a 1946 national referendum that established Italy as a republic, and King Constantine of the Hellenes.
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^ From Wikipedia.org [wikipedia.org]: "The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is an order of chivalry within the British honours system and was established in 1917.
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^ John Paul Getty II, U.S. billionaire businessman, appointed Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by H.M. Queen Elizabeth.
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.The head of state (now the President as the acting Grand Master) confers knighthoods of the Order to distinguished citizens, foreign monarchs and other heads of state.^ It is commonly believed that United States citizens cannot receive from a foreign government noble honors such as a Knighthood.
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^ Mexico simply does not have enough resources to guard its border to the extent that the United States monitors traffic heading the other direction.
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^ The court ruled that "the president, acting alone, possesses no inherent constitutional authority to detain American citizens seized within the United States , away from the zone of combat, as enemy combatants."
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The Order has its Chapter. .There were no particular honorifics that would accompany a knight's name as historically all (or at least by far most) its members would be royals or hereditary lords anyway.^ How would I do this, seeing (as far as I can tell) that there is no .
  • Ultimate Tag Warrior 2 « Christine from the Internet 9 February 2010 17:23 UTC www.neato.co.nz [Source type: General]

^ I agree with Jaime Gonzalez...there would be no Mexican drug trade without the huge demand from north of the border.
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^ This would also be extra-handy if the function returned boolean FALSE if there are no tags for the entry.
  • Ultimate Tag Warrior 2 « Christine from the Internet 9 February 2010 17:23 UTC www.neato.co.nz [Source type: General]

So today, a knight is simply referred to as "Name Surname, knight of the White Eagle (Order)".

Hereditary knighthoods in Great Britain and Ireland

.There are traces of the Continental system of hereditary knighthood on the British Isles, however[citation needed].^ Knighthood, however, was not hereditary, though only the sons of a knight were eligible to its ranks.
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^ However, knighthoods were not necessarily sought after, as there were men who wanted to avoid an honour which compelled them (at great expense and personal inconvenience) to reinforce the Sovereign's armies.
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Notably all three of the following belong to the Welsh-Norman FitzGerald dynasty, created by the Earls of Desmond, acting as Earls Palatine, for their kinsmen.
Another Irish family were the O'Shaughnessys, created knights by Henry VIII of England in 1553 under his policy of Surrender and regrant.[17]
.Since 1611, the British Crown has awarded an hereditary title in the form of the Baronetcy.^ The advantage to the British Crown of awarding life peerages is obvious--the great can be honored with a noble title without the need to distribute royal lands or wealth and without disturbing the peace of mind of the ancient hereditary nobility who may not welcome a parvenu.
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^ James I even instituted a new honour of baronetcy (a title which could be passed on to descendants) in 1611, so that he could raise money and valuable reinforcements for his army.  .
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.Like knights, baronets are accorded the title Sir.^ U. S. citizens who are knighted may not use the title "Sir", but may use the initials representing the order of the knighthood they receive, such as "KBE" -- "Knight of the British Empire" -- after their name.
  • KNIGHTHOOD 9 October 2009 8:51 UTC www.apfn.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Actually, there is no legal reason why these knights couldn't use the title "Sir."
  • KNIGHTHOOD 9 October 2009 8:51 UTC www.apfn.org [Source type: Original source]

^ These honorees probably will not use the title "Sir," but, because they are members of Orders of Chivalry, i.e., they are knights, they can (and undoubtedly will) use the postnominals of the Orders they hold.
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.Baronets are not peers of the realm, and did not sit in the House of Lords when it was a hereditary house, therefore like Knights they remain commoners in the view of the British nobility system.^ Anyone from that universe is releated to someone from that same universe and not from Earth-616 unless they have traveled to that universe from Earth-616 and stayed there like Haywire did from Earth-712.
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^ Now therefore the first dignity after the nobility, is a knight of the order of St. George, or of the garter; first instituted by Edward III, AD 1344.
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^ Basically like the court system at the time (upto 1986 the highest court/ court of last appeal in Australia was the british privy court.
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.However, unlike Knights, the title is hereditary and the recipient does not receive an accolade.^ Knighthood, however, was not hereditary, though only the sons of a knight were eligible to its ranks.
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^ U. S. citizens who are knighted may not use the title "Sir", but may use the initials representing the order of the knighthood they receive, such as "KBE" -- "Knight of the British Empire" -- after their name.
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^ The York Rite confers neither royal nor noble titles, but does confer a title of knighthood, the Knight of the Temple.
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.The position is therefore more comparable with hereditary knighthoods in continental European orders of nobility, such as ritter, than with knighthoods under the British orders of chivalry.^ It is commonly believed that United States citizens cannot receive from a foreign government noble honors such as a Knighthood.
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^ It is an error if there is more than one such value for an attribute.
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^ The life peerage is virtually unknown among the other European monarchies, whose titles, when granted, are invariably hereditary and whose patents of nobility usually ennoble the entire family.
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See also

Analogous concepts:
  • Bogatyr, or vityaz, the Kievan Rus' knight-errant
  • Cataphract, an ancient heavy cavalry
  • Hwarang, a similar class in Korean history
  • Janissary, a similar class in Turkish history
  • Kshatriya, a similar class in Indian history
  • Mamluk, a similar class in Middle Eastern history
  • Noker, a similar class in Mongol history
  • Samurai, a similar class in Japanese history
  • Youxia, a similar class in Chinese history

Notes

  1. ^ "Knight". American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th ed. (New York: Houghton Mifflin Company). 2000. 
  2. ^ Edge (1988), p. 6.
  3. ^ a b c "Knight". Online Etymology Dictionary. http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?l=k&p=3. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  4. ^ "Knecht". LEO German-English dictionary. http://dict.leo.org/ende?lp=ende&p=KO6ek.&search=Knecht. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  5. ^ "ekwo-". The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th ed.. Houghton Mifflin Company. 2000. http://www.bartleby.com/61/roots/IE124.html. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  6. ^ "Equestrian". The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th ed.. Houghton Mifflin Company. 2000. http://www.bartleby.com/61/89/E0188900.html. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  7. ^ "Cavalier". The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th ed.. Houghton Mifflin Company. 2000. http://www.bartleby.com/61/44/C0174400.html. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  8. ^ See reidh- from American Heritage Dictionary's Index of Indo-European Roots.
  9. ^ Gutenberg.org, pg.587
  10. ^ Archive.org, pg.152
  11. ^ Burton, Richard Francis (2007). Charles Anderson Read. ed. The Cabinet of Irish Literature, Vol. IV. p. 94. ISBN 1406780014. http://books.google.com/books?id=93XtaGIOPhMC&dq=antar+2007+chivalry&source=gbs_summary_s&cad=0. 
  12. ^ Chivalry - New Advent
  13. ^ See Marcia L. Colish, The Mirror of Language: A Study in the Medieval Theory of Knowledge; University of Nebraska Press, 1983. p. 105.
  14. ^ Hare (1908), p. 201.
  15. ^ Hare (1908), pp. 211-218.
  16. ^ "Michael De-La-Noy, obituary in ''The Independent''". News.independent.co.uk. http://news.independent.co.uk/people/obituaries/article1879386.ece. Retrieved 2009-11-19. 
  17. ^ John O'Donovan, "The Descendants of the Last Earls of Desmond", Ulster Journal of Archaeology, Volume 6. 1858.

References

  • Arnold, Benjamin. German Knighthood, 1050-1300. .Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1985. ISBN 0198219601 LCCN 85-235009
  • Bloch, Marc.^ Robert William Chapman's Names, Designations and Appellations (Oxford: Clarendon Press) is good, but outdated, its last edition being in 1936.
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    ^ Mose Ma'Oz, Syria and Israel: From War to Peacemaking (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1995), pp.
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    Feudal Society, 2nd ed. Translated by Manyon. London: Routledge & Keagn Paul, 1965.
  • Bluth, B. J. Marching with Sharpe. London: Collins, 2001. ISBN 0004145372
  • Boulton, D'Arcy Jonathan Dacre. .The Knights of the Crown: The Monarchical Orders of Knighthood in Later Medieval Europe, 1325-1520.^ Knight, Order of the Crown of the Kingdom of Belgium.
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    ^ U. S. citizens who are knighted may not use the title "Sir", but may use the initials representing the order of the knighthood they receive, such as "KBE" -- "Knight of the British Empire" -- after their name.
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    2d revised ed. Woodbridge, UK: Boydell Press, 2000. ISBN 0851154714
  • Bull, Stephen. An Historical Guide to Arms and Armour. London: Studio Editions, 1991. ISBN 1851707239
  • Carey, Brian Todd; Allfree, Joshua B; Cairns, John. .Warfare in the Medieval World, UK: Pen & Sword Military, June 2006. ISBN 1844153398
  • Edge, David; John Miles Paddock (1988) Arms & Armor of the Medieval Knight.^ The knight or chevalier was the professional soldier of the time; in medieval Latin, the ordinary word miles (soldier) was equivalent to "knight."
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    Greenwich, CT: Bison Books Corp. ISBN 0517103192
  • Edwards, J. C. "What Earthly Reason? The replacement of the longbow by handguns." Medieval History Magazine, Is. 7, March 2004.
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  • Embleton, Gerry. Medieval Military Costume. UK: Crowood Press, 2001. ISBN 1861263716
  • Forey, Alan John. .The Military Orders: From the Twelfth to the Early Fourteenth Centuries.^ In the early part of the fourteenth century this turning point becomes evident in the poetry of Chaucer.
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    Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK: Macmillan Education, 1992. ISBN 0333462343
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Knight
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Knight
  1. An English status surname for someone who was a mounted soldier.

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I am looking for relatives of John Elbert Knight. His parents were Marvin Knight (1884-1965) & Elizabeth Pearl Jenkins Knight (1888-1968). His grandparents were George L Knight and Anne Green Knight, and Finis Jenkins and Polly Gardner Jenkins. .John is my grandfather and we do not have very much information on his family or where we come from.^ The questions/answer section above was very well done and pretty much covered all of my questions with the exception of one.
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.Please contact me if you have any info!^ So please, to all of you that are also disillusioned with our government's policy, contact your legislators and the president and tell them so.
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Thanks Jan (Knight) Shea — My talk page

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A knight was a soldier in the Middle Ages. Knights were vassals to lords, who would give them land if the knight would fight for them. Knights thought honour was very important, and they had a code of honour called chivalry. They often had a coat of arms. Knights today are named by the Queen. This form of title is known as the Order of the British Empire. Knights today are called 'Sir' and then their first name. Many members of nobility are descended from knights. For example: Wijerd Jelckama decended from a knight who died at the siege of Antioch (1199).

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Knights were first used in the 4th century.


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