A knicht is a person gien mense tae bi a monarch or ither poleetical leader for service tae the monarch or kintra, especially in a militar capacity. This honorar title is kent as a knichtheid. Lang syne, in Europe, knichtheid wis translate upon mountit warriors. During the Heich Middle Ages, knichtheid wis considert a cless o lesser nobility. Bi the Late Middle Ages, the rank wis associate wi the ideals o chivalry, a code o conduct for the perfect coortly Christian warrior. A knicht wis, for common, a vassal that sert as a fechter for a laird, wi pey in the form o land. Knichts war troued tae the lairds, an war nacky wi battle on horseback. Syne the early modren period, the title o knicht is honourific juist, uisually bestowed bi a monarch, as in the Breetish honours seestem, aften for non-militar service tae the kintra. Dame is sib tae knicht nouadays for women in the Unitit Kinrick.
- Clark, p. 1.
- Carnine, Douglas; et al. (2006). World History:Medieval and Early Modern Times. USA: McDougal Littell. pp. 300–301. ISBN 978-0-618-27747-6.
Knights were often vassals, or lesser nobles, who fought on behalf of lords in return for land.Cite uses deprecated parameter
- Clark, Hugh (1784). A Concise History of Knighthood: Containing the Religious and Military Orders which have been Instituted in Europe. London.