Coat of Arms
Medieval Times Medieval Times- Middle Ages-Dark Ages, many terms have been used to describe this period spanning more than a thousand years.
Church The Church was very much in control of the gamut of medieval life.
Technology Civilization progressed slowly; science was looked upon with distrust and often, as heresy.
Communications Communication between and within countries was tedious and primarily sent word-of-mouth.
Information Books were a rarity, and writing was the province of the powerful.
Art Art and literature were on the decline, as the former marvels of Rome were swept away by time.
Chivalry Chivalry is the generic term for the knightly system of the Middle Ages and for virtues and qualities it inspired in its followers.
Chivalry 13th Century conventions of chivalry directed that men should honor, serve, and do nothing to displease ladies and maidens.
Knights Knights were members of the noble class socially as bearers of arms, economically as owners of horse and armor, and officially through religious-oriented ceremony.
What side are you on? Coats of Arms date to the early Middle Ages. In the early twelfth century, helmets and other armor began making it difficult to tell armed warriors apart.
Emblems The solution was for each knight or soldier to paint something personal on their shield. These designs were important in battle, but they also functioned like team uniforms when knights met in tournaments.
Knights in battle
A brief History • Over time, shield emblem designs became enduring symbols of their owners, and of their owners' families.
- Fall '19