Knights: The killing machines of the Middle Ages

Piety, virtue, mercy, respect towards the fairer sex, generosity, platonic love, and chastity – forget all these traits when discussing the knights of the medieval period. Thinking back on the men of valor from a thousand years ago, one tends to be reminded of exciting adventures, glory and fame, but reality paints a picture full of inconceivably brutal battles, a life of constant mortal danger, drunkenness, and a pursuit of carnal pleasures.

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