Becoming a Knight

Knights lead very difficult and burdensome lifes, but becoming a knight was a greater honor than being a knight.Knights began thier
training at the age of seven when they were sent off to a local castle to become pages.These pages spent seven years training thier bodies for
the trials yet to come.They were taught how to properly use weapons by the lord of that castle and how to dance and sing by the lady of the
castle.At the age of fourteen the page was promoted to a squire, they became well versed in all aspects of combat and helped the knight on a
daily basis.At the age of eighteen on through twenty one the squire was knighted at a local church by the priest of that church or his own lord
thus completing the process of becoming a knight.Knights were also made when normal soldiers preformed great feats of valor on the field of
combat.They were also made before battles to give men a boost in moral for the coming melee.Becoming a knight was a process of honor
and presteige for the nobles and only the most bravest of men.
Thefirst step in the knightly process was the page.The page was a boy of some seven or eight years of age.The young child was most
likely the son of a noble or aristcracy of the time or he was of a person of great importance.Jeffery Singman, an expert on the medeival time
period says that the pages were trained to develop thier muscles by practiceing with a wooden dummy that when struck properly would rotate
and strick the page if he did not move out of the way quick enough.Pages were also used to run errands and do humble tasks for the lord and
lady of the house.Singman also says in his book that they were taught reading, writing, math, manners, singing, and riding horses.
The next stage for the knight in training was a promotion from lowely page to slightly elevated squire.The squire was almos