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The Origins of the Chivalry Code and its Benefits

Summary: How chivalry came about and evolved in the Middle Ages, the seven virtues of chivalrous behavior, and why chivalry practices are not really seen today.
Long ago knights in shining armor truly existed, what made them so great was the code of behavior they followed, called chivalry. The word chivalry comes from an old French word, chevalier, meaning "knight." Chivalry started in the 12th century and went into the 13th century. Back when chivalry was flourishing in the middle ages, kings and queens ruled and as a result things were extremely different. In a time of fighting, chivalry was developed to make peace. There are many different principles of chivalry that medieval knights followed, but basically they had to be courteous to all women, defend the weak, be loyal to their king, and serve God at all times. Therefore a true knight was expected to reflect courage, justice, mercy, generosity, faith, nobility and hope in his shining armor. There are many examples of knights being chivalrous in the Legends of King Arthur, including...

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