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9/14 1 Chevalier (French), Cavaliere (Italian), Caballero (Spanish)--Chivalry comes from the word horse Cavalry (soldiers that fight on horseback) Horses were king of the battlefield for centuries (stirrups kept you on the horse)--no ground soldiers could stop a soldier on a horse Horses and knights both need to be specially trained 2 Battle of Agincourt 1415: King Henry V brought over archers rather than knights 1 Archers put a stake in the ground and stand behind it (self-made fortresses--) in case they were to be attacked by horses--lines of archers standing behind spikes that blocked the knights ( / ) 2 Archers lined up shoulder by shoulder and charged--horses getting shot at and dying; knights falling and crushed by horses; knights pinned by horses drowned in the mud 3 French sent horses around back to attack British from behind the lines--slaughtered all the baggage-carriers--justification: revenge for cowardly use of the bows 4 Henry captures a lot of French prisoners--lets the nobles off under parole (using
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This note was uploaded on 12/08/2011 for the course LEGAL 297 taught by Professor Kelleher during the Fall '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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