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A Blog dedicated to the promotion of the Traditional Roman Catholic Faith in union with HH Benedict XVI, to the preservation of our Traditional Græco-Roman Catholic Civilisation and to the New Crusade against Islam. This Blog is under the Patronage of the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts of Christ our King and His Holy Mother, our Queen and of Santiago Matamoros (St James the Moor-slayer) and the Crusader King, St Louis IX of France.

30 juillet 2006

Code of Chivaltry

This might be of interest to my readers:

While there was no single code that served as a definition of how a knight should act, there were several lists written down during the Middle Ages. One example code can be found in the book Chivalry by 19th century French historian Leon Gautier.

Note especially the Sixth point!

I. Thou shalt believe all that the Church teaches, and shalt observe all it's directions.

II. Thou shalt defend Holy Mother the Church.

III. Thou shalt defend all weaknesses, and constitute thyself the defender of them.

IV. Thou shalt love the country of thy birth.

V. Thou shalt not recoil from thine enemy.

VI. Thou shalt make war against the infidel without cessation, and without mercy.

VII. Thou shalt preform scrupulously thy feudal duties, if they not be contrary to the laws of God.

VIII. Thou shalt never lie and shalt remain faithful to thy pledged word.

IX. Thou shalt be generous and give largesse to everyone.

X. Thou shalt always and everywhere be the champion of good and right against injustice and evil.

3 Comments:

At 30/7/06 22:33, Blogger JPSonnen said...

Nice! The original Boy Scout Handbook from A.D. 1910 even had a chapter on chivalry! In our revival of classical education it would be great to bring back the idea of a "page" (a youth undergoing training for knighthood, who acted as attendant of his master and mistress). Yes, gallant and distinguished Catholic gentlemen through education in chivalry for today!

 
At 30/7/06 23:09, Blogger Jovan-Marya Weismiller, T.O.Carm. said...

I actually once had a copy of the 1910 "Handbook for Boys" and you're right, it did! Thanks for the reminder!

 
At 2/8/06 21:54, Blogger aaron said...

Haha! Just stumbled on your blog! Long live Mary Queen of Scots! Long Live King Louis!!

 

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