Chivalry Court

  • Medieval Era
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

Seen at the end of the 12th Century, The Chivalry Court was a crude attempt to regulate a Knight's Code and to attempt to maintain integrity with regards to Heraldry. Presided over by a Marshal or Constable, The Court applied “Common Law” to apparent “violations” of Honor. The Court also heard and ruled on matters of Heraldry (improperly attained or misused). The “ultimate”” punishment would have been Degradation. The Chivalry Court actually still exists today in England and when it is in session (purely for ceremonial reasons), an Earl Marshal presides as Court Judge.