- from Knights & Castles
“I dub you knight.” Once a young man heard these words spoken and felt the tap of a sword on his neck, he knew his years of training were over, and he was now a knight.
Not every boy could become a knight. A knight’s family had to be rich enough to buy the armor, the weapons, and the warhorse needed for this work. Because these things were so expensive, knights came from the highest classes of society. They were sons of nobles, and the honor of being a knight passed from one knight to his sons.