our belief that chivalry was a firmly controlling code of conduct, or even as prohibitive as a set of laws, is entirely anachronistic. This fallacy came about with the "re-discovery" of chivalry in the Victorian Era when the idea was embraced by an increasingly politically marginalized aristocracy and authors who wanted to spin creative tales of pageantry and adventure. As such, our impression that knights roamed the countryside in highly stylized accoutrements battling evil and selflessly saving those in need is the product of art or literature generated long after chivalry ceased to be a factor on the battlefield.
Given what I know of my country's history, I am struggling to think of when all these chivalric chaps were clanking around righting wrongs.Historians tend to look at laws and codes (chivalry, bushido, etc) as guides to what people were not doing. If everybody is running around acting all noble and shit, you don't need to write long-ass poems exhorting knights to run around and be noble.
When the traitors saw that Stephen was a good-humoured, kindly, and easy-going man who inflicted no punishment, then they committed all manner of horrible crimes…For every great man built him castles and held them against the king; and they filled the whole land with these castles. They sorely burdened the unhappy people of the country with forced labour on the castles; and when the castles were built, they filled them up with devils and wicked men. By night and by day they seized those whom they believed to have any wealth, whether they were men or women; and in order to get their gold and silver, they put them into prison and tortured them with unspeakable tortures
And men said openly that Christ and His saints slept.
Cheval is horse in French. Chevalier then was horseman, particularly someone who fought on horseback. They were the upper class of soldiers, because most people couldn't afford a horse, and the armor for themselves and their horse. The equivalent in English is "knight".Chivalry was basically high school locker room bullies with deadly weapons. It also sucked for the horses it was named after. Can you name a single horse from that era other than Rocinante, who was fictional and in a parody of the whole schtick?
A moment's thought should have told her that, if he was willing to accept $1,500, if he wasn't a police informer already, he certainly would be after he inevitably got himself arrested and started trying to make deals.Bauman was recorded discussing the scheme, according to a press release from the Camden County prosecutor’s office. She was given multiple opportunities to change her mind when asked by a witness-turned-informant if she was sure she wanted to carry out the killing, prosecutors said, but she moved ahead with it, at one point acknowledging that she was a Christian but noting she could always ask for forgiveness later.
Pastor Stewart-Allen Clark of Missouri's Malden First General Baptist Church said in his Sunday sermon that women should look to maintain their figures and lose weight in order to keep their husband's attention. He also used a photo of former first Lady Melania Trump as an example of what women should aspire to.
"Now look, I'm not saying every woman can be the epic, epic trophy wife of all time like Melania Trump. I'm not saying that at all," Clark said as a photo of Trump was displayed on screen. "Most women can't be trophy wives, but you know, maybe you're a participation trophy. I don't know, but all I can say is not everybody looks like that. Amen! Not everybody looks like that. But you don't need to look like a butch either."
Missouri pastor faces backlash after suggesting wives should lose weight, strive to look like Melania TrumpA Missouri pastor sparked outrage following a sermon he gave that many are calling sexist and misogynistic.thehill.com
I'd be willing to see a woman wearing a Wonder Woman t-shirt kick his ass.And he's wearing a Wonder Woman t shirt. Oh, the irony.
If Wonder Woman were real, she'd kick his ass.