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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Knighthood

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A distinction granted to commoners, ranking next to baronet, now bestowed by the crown; formerly knighthood was a military order, any member of which might create new knights; it was originally the highest rank of Chivalry (q. v .); it was an order of many subdivisions developed during the crusades, and in full flower before the Norman conquest of England.


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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Knighthood'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/nut/k/knighthood.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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