The Code of Chivalry dictated that a Knight should be brave and fearless in battle but would also exhibit cultured Knightly qualities showing themselves to be devout, loyal, courteous and generous. Weapon practise included enhancing skills in the two-handed sword, battle axe, mace, dagger and lance. A Knight would be expected to guard the Castle and support his liege lord in Middle Ages warfare. Details of the life of Middle Ages knights in a castle, together with castle warfare, are covered in the section about Middle Ages Castles. Knighthood was not bestowed purely because a young man was the son of a noble.
Code of Chivalry: the Bridles of Medieval Europe
Chivalry or The Chivalric Code
All pages, squires and knights had to follow an elaborate code of conduct. This was called Chivalry. A knight pledged loyalty to their liege lord, promised to be brave in battle and protect the church and those weaker than themselves, and to be courteous to noblewomen. The code was to be followed at all times. In brief, knights swore to be the good guys!
Chivalry Was Established to Keep Thuggish, Medieval Knights in Check
I pray that you will seriously look at the evidence and stop hiding your head. You may think that this does not affect you…but you are wrong. This affects all of us.
Bushido formalized earlier samurai moral values and ethical code, most commonly stressing a combination of sincerity, frugality, loyalty, martial arts mastery and honour until death. It was developed further during the Muromachi period — and formally defined and applied in law by Tokugawa shogunates in the Edo period. More frequently it is a code unuttered and unwritten