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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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Matthew Bennett's discussion of twelfth-century chivalry, Michael Mallett's study of condottieri in Renaissance Italy, and Simon Pepper's analysis of military engineers all stick reasonably close to the themes developed by Trim, and select and present their examples well.
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His encounters with the world of chivalry make amusing reading.
Derived from the French word chevalier, meaning " horseman " or " knight, " chivalry was originally associated with the business of recruiting knights for the purpose of making war.
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