Knights - Jersey Heritage

Knights

BEING A KNIGHT

Between 1337 and 1453 the French and the English fought a series of wars which generally go by the name of 'The Hundred Years War'.

Because the Channel islands are so close to the French mainland, they were always in danger of being attacked. In 1337 King Edward ordered that the islanders should reorganise themselves into companies of 1,000, 100s and 20s. This is the first mention of the Jersey militia.

Most people think that the medieval fighter was a knight. However to be a knight you had to have the correct equipment and skills with sword, lance and horse.

Who is mont orgueil castle's most famous knight?

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Answer: Sir Hugh Calverly

Sir Hugh Caveley was the best example of a Medieval Knight, fighting in many battles and he became a successful military commander, he made a name for himself in the campaigns of the Hundred Years War.

At various times, Sir Hugh Calveley was Seneschal of Calais, One of the two Admirals of the English fleet, Captain of Brest and Keeper of the Channel Islands.

Sir Anthony Paulet

Between 1337 and 1453 the French and the English fought a series of wars which generally go by the name of 'The Hundred Years War'.

Because the Channel islands are so close to the French mainland, they were always in danger of being attacked. In 1337 King Edward ordered that the islanders should reorganise themselves into companies of 1,000, 100s and 20s. This is the first mention of the Jersey militia.

Most people think that the medieval fighter was a knight. However to be a knight you had to have the correct equipment and skills with sword, lance and horse.

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