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Knyghthode and Bataile (Cotton MS Titus A XXIII)
|Knyghthode and Bataile|
|Cottonian MS Titus A.xxiii, British Library|
London, United Kingdom
(No scans available)
|Also known as||The Poem of the Pel|
|Place of origin||British Empire|
|Exemplar(s)||MS 243 (ca. 1460)|
|External data||Library catalog entry|
Knyghthode and Bataile ("Knighthood and Battle", Cottonian MS Titus A.xxiii) is a 16th century of an English war book written by John Neele in 1458-1460. The original currently rests in the Titus section of Cotton Library, in the British Library in London, United Kingdom. Knyghthode and Bataile is a verse paraphrase of Flavius Vegetius Renatus' war book De re militari (ca. 390), and is particularly interesting for its detailed description of training with a pole or pile (commonly referred to as the Poem of the Pel).
- Flavius Vegitius Renatus. Knyghthode and Bataile: A XVth Century Verse Paraphrase of Flavius Vegetius Renatus' Treatise. "De Re Militari". Ed. Dyboski, Roman; Arend, Zygfryd Marjan, Early English Text Society 1936, reprinted London: Oxford University Press, 1971 ISBN 978-0859916943
- Strutt, Joseph. The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England. Ed. William Hone. London: Chatto and Windus, Piccadilly, 1876. ISBN 978-1145708389
- Daniel Wakelin. "The Occasion, Author, and Readers of Knyghthode and Bataile". Medium Aevum, vol. 73 iss. 2. Fall 2004.