'Brilliantly, this book … is not only interesting but accurate, incorporating apposite snippets of contemporary texts and hundreds of illustrations … With any luck, this great little book […] will inspire another generation to marvel at the great and terrible deeds of the knightly class'
Times Literary Supplement
'Contains a wealth of information … Delightfully entertaining and packed solid with masses of fascinating facts. Investigate this manual: you may find yourself compelled to add it to stock'
'Manages that difficult feat, presenting a considerable amount of learning in a light-hearted, eminently readable way … The humour and serious scholarship are finely balanced.… '