The Book of the Knight of the Tower

Manners for Young Medieval Women
Author(s): 
Barnhouse, Rebecca
Editor(s): 
Wheeler, Bonnie
ISBN: 
1403969914
Date published: 
July 2006
Hardback
Pages: 
256

The Book of the Knight of the Tower explores knightly stories of the medieval manners. It is a commentary on what people wore, how they prayed, what they hoped for in this life and the next. These stories range from the shockingly bawdy to the deeply pious, and often end with morals about the ways women can avoid 'blame, shame, and defame'. In this beautifully written book, we learn what was important to aristocrats and the upper middle classes in the middle ages.