Trivia Question

Trivia Question: What European ruler is said to have invented the concept of a knight through the appointment of his twelve paladins of legend?

Answer: Charlemagne

Charlemagne was quite mythologized due to the sheer influence he commanded over Europe. This mythologizing naturally extended to his warriors as well. It is believed that Charlemagne’s paladins were real, but many of the legends surrounding them contain supernatural embellishments that make it difficult to separate fact from fiction regarding these early knights.

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