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The miles christianus allegory (mid 13th century), showing a knight armed with virtues and facing the vices in mortal combat.

Manuscript: Harley 3244 - Theological miscellany Folio: 28 Location: England Dating: 1236 - 1275 Institution: British Library Image

Ultima Thule: Rosslyn chapel- a scottish wonder

Knights Templar: Rosslyn Chapel in Midlothian, Scotland. Founded in the century by William Sinclair, who was descended from a noble family of Norman knights. The chapel is said to have many Templar symbols, and has been featured in more than one novel.

"The knight still waits silent upon his steed. And after a long moment, he shifts in his brocaded saddle, he puts a heavy booted foot into that stirrup and settles his weight upon it. He pulls his sword in scabbard from the wrapped saddlebags. He dismounts. The snowflakes swirl as he moves, like sand in an underwater stream. The knight stands heavy upon the ground. Then he moves forward. A pale green gaze, like a leaf caught under frost."   -- from the novel Sinful Folk…

"The knight still waits silent upon his steed. And after a long moment, he…

Manuscript Miniatures: BL Royal 12 F XIII The Rochester Bestiary

Knights in a castle atop an elephant repelling mounted assailants. Folio The Rochester Bestiary copy from Southeastern Endland. Manuscript Royal 12 F XIII

Large Compilation--Armor/Armour, mostly 13th-16th Century Gothic and Italian Made - Album on Imgur

Large Compilation--Armor/Armour, mostly 13th-16th Century Gothic and Italian Made

Manuscript for German longsword style, page for half sword moves. These resemble the kata/ style drawing for eastern martial art books/ scrolls.

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