- In times past, teenagers could lead armies in battle and young pages could be made knights as early as age 12.
- Usually, a minor knight might hold a few acres from a baron, who in turn held the land from a count or earl, who in turn held large tracts of the king.
- The military orders, and the knights under King John put up a valiant defense and saved what they could of the army.
- Few castles can boast the historic pedigree of Cathcart, which dates back to the days of Sir Alan Cathcart, a knight who served with Robert the Bruce.
- In return for this, William generously made the great English earl a Norman knight.
- The crossbow was really the first hand-held weapon that could be used by an untrained soldier to injure or kill a knight in plate armour.
- At Crécy they decisively repulsed a mounted charge by French knights.
- The count of that land, Theobald, hosted a grand event that was attended by knights from all over northern France.
- The Earl of Salisbury and almost all of the English knights were killed.
- The barons mobilized every man they could and put six hundred knights into the field.
- Heraldry originated in medieval warfare and tournaments when it was necessary to identify knights who were completely covered in armour.
- This permanent body of knights, squires and other laymen was now more often centred on the chamber, the more private space around the ruler, rather than the large communal hall.
- In 1118 he invaded Egypt, with a tiny army of only 216 knights and 400 foot soldiers.
- This was true of knights, nobles and princes - all ranks of the feudal aristocracy produced younger sons prepared to maintain rank through military force.
- The land taken - and taken is the word - by the Anglo-Normans, was divided up in the usual way and given to their knights, as reward for military service.
- By November, Godfrey could command only about three hundred knights and a few thousand foot soldiers.
- The feudal system meant that knights had to provide the king with soldiers when the king demanded them.
- Pages helped arm and maintain the knights of medieval Europe, while drummer boys were a requisite part of any 18th century army.
- England's wars, waged successfully by humble bowmen as well as knights and noblemen, created among all ranks a self-confidence that warmed English hearts.
- The Order of the Knights Templar was formed during the crusades when many knights and squires set out for the Holy Land.
- These were made up of ‘feudal’ levies, in which the knight owed service to his lord in return for land.
- The primary service was military duty as a mounted knight.
- When they rode past their king, knights raised their visors to identify themselves.
2(holder of title)sir masculine
- In 1925 Asquith accepted a peerage as Earl of Oxford and Asquith and was created a knight of the garter shortly afterwards.
- Leading the North Yorkshire awards in the Queen's Birthday Honours list, published today, is the county's newest knight, Sir Robert Ogden.
- Counts, knights, barons and marquesses gathered in the guilded ballroom of the hotel to mark the focal event of the aristocratic social calendar.
- Top tip for Birthday Honours - Timothy West will become a knight of the realm.
- The order became defunct with the death of its last knight, HRH The Duke of Gloucester, in 1974.
3(in chess)caballo masculine
- He moved his knight forward and deftly captured one of her pawns.
- Jerome rubbed his chin, and after a few minutes of thought, moved his knight, capturing Adam's last bishop.
- The next day we see one grandmaster leaving a knight unprotected and another thrusting his pawn to a sure death.
- Indeed, the knight is the only chess piece that covers an asymmetrical pattern of squares.
- In chess, if you move your knight on to a pawn's square, the pawn's a goner.
En Gran Bretaña, Sir (knight) es un título honorífico no hereditario (knighthood), que el monarca inglés otorga a un varón por servicios prestados a la nación. Este título "Sir" se antepone al primer nombre y la esposa de la persona que lo recibe pasa a llamarse "Lady". El título equivalente para una mujer es dame.
1(confer title upon)conceder el título de sir a
- In 1983 he married a daughter of the Duke of Norfolk and he was knighted in 1993.
- He was knighted for this work in 1911, but was forced to retire from foreign service due to adverse affects of the tropics on his health.
- But it was for his successful plundering of Spanish merchant ships that he was knighted.
- He received numerous honours, including the OBE in 1961, and he was knighted in 1974.
- Somerset's early career was in Wolsey's service and he was knighted in France in 1523.
- He was knighted for services to nursing and the NHS in the Queen's Birthday Honours last year.
- Both Hillary and Hunt were knighted by the queen following the expedition.
- He was knighted in 1979 for services to disabled people and died in 1982.
- Lean was nominated for Oscars for directing, adapting and editing the film, and in June 1984 he was knighted.
- He was knighted in 1671 by Charles II, and lies buried in the church of St Peter Mancroft, Norwich.
- His many supporters cannot understand why he has not been knighted.
- He was knighted in 2003 for services to public life in Scotland.
- He is the only Australian to have been knighted for services to cricket.
- Norman Wisdom proved he had earned a place in the nation's heart after being knighted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
- Wilkie became an associate and then a member of the Royal Academy while very young; he was knighted and made a painter to the King.
- Sir Howard was knighted last year, largely for helping bring the Commonwealth Games to Manchester.
- A founder member of the National Portrait Society in 1911, he was knighted in 1936.
- In 1942 he was knighted, no doubt partly due to his heroic service to his country during both wars.
- The Queen knighted him in 1988 as a reward for his long service to her.
- She turned the school around and in 2001 she was knighted for her services to education.