- from Knights & Castles
New weapons and ways of fighting finally ended the military careers of knights. By the 1300s, horses had become less important to warfare.
Armies of foot soldiers used new weapons to pierce a knight’s armor. Kings and nobles hired ordinary people from the countryside to fight their wars and guard their castles.
But knights and castles are not forgotten. Have you ever read a story about a knight who killed a fiery dragon or rescued a young woman from a lonely tower? Have you ever seen a painting of a magical castle? Have you ever heard the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table who lived in a place called Camelot? There are board games, card games, and even video games with knights as the main players. Plus, no matter how small your home or apartment may be, it is still your “castle.”