Fiction Piece, need info!

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  1. mddembo

    mddembo New Member

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    I’ve been working on a fiction piece set to take place in the Middle Ages, and have had a few history related questions that I’ve been unable to find answers to. One of the main characters is a knight, and during the story he is given a promotion. The thing is, I’m not quite sure what rank is above Knight, if there is a specific name used when addressing someone of that rank (e.x. Sir Arthur deGrey), or if there is a particular name for the promotion ceremony.

    If there is nothing above a knight, I was wondering what the rank under a knight would be. From what I could find it looks like I might want to make the main character a squire, although his childhood is never mentioned during the story. Does anyone have any suggestions regarding this dilemma?

    Thanks,
    Matt
     
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    I. R. Shogun Midnight Demon

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    I know that a squire eventually becomes a knight, so that would be the rank below, I think above knights you had a set of military ranks like commander and general etc, but don't quote me on that last bit
     
  3. Meteorain

    Meteorain Magical & Mystical

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    You might want to check the Order of the British Empire for differening levels of Knighthood. Doubt it will help, it's a pretty modern thing.
     
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