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Re: 3 Greatest Knights in Xendom
In a message dated 11/19/98 8:46:11 AM Eastern Standard Time, EoganOg@aol.com
<< I was reading a book on King Robert the Bruce and the author made a passing
reference to King Robert as being called one of the three greatest knights in
Christendom. This got me wondering..... who were the other two? I figure
one of them to be William Marshall, but are there any guesses as to the
If one is looking at the Medieval "Nine Worthies," the three exemplars of
Christian knighthood were Charlemagne, Arthur, and Baldwin (King of
Jerusalem). At various times, Medieval authors would vary the list to include
a personal favorite (on someone with whom they were currying favor). In which
case, Baldwin usually got dropped.
Mistress Deirdre O'Siodhachain
p.s. A bonus question: who were the remaining six worthies?
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