Even Today One Can Be a True Knight!

March 19, 2020

Confederate General Robert E. Lee in 1863. Along with the Byrds, the Carters, the Washingtons, and other First Families of Virginia, the Lee family was at the core of Virginia’s aristocracy for centuries.

We may add, to prevent disappointment, that it is quite possible for any one of the present day to become as chivalric as any knight of old time, and if anyone will conform to the Ten Commandments of the Code of Chivalry which we have enumerated, he will find this feasible, and actually true.


León Gautier, Chivalry, trans. Henry Frith (London: George Routledge and Sons, Ltd., 1891), 497.


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