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CHIVALRY, ancient Eng. law. This word is derived from the French chevelier, a horseman. It is. the name of a tenure of land by knight's service. Chivalry was of two kinds: the first; which was regal, or held only of the king; or common, which was held of a common person. Co. Litt. h.t.

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In this detailed, descriptive narrative for historians and general readers, Smucker goes by horseback to follow GeorgeAEs journeys in Virginia and to shed light on how GeorgeAEs physical prowess, athleticism, and chivalry helped his military and political career.
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of London) has written a history of chivalry in medieval England that demonstrates the pervasive impact of what was effectively a new moral code affecting society.
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