December 2, 2011

Knights Feared Post-Traumatic Stress

Kristian Sjogren, ScienceNordic

Rama/Wiki Commons

Medieval knights are often depicted as bloodthirsty men who enjoyed killing. But that is a completely wrong picture, new research shows.

The knights did not kill just because they wanted to, but because it was their job – precisely like soldiers today. Nor were the Middle Ages as violent as we think, despite their different perception of violence compared to ours.

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TAGGED: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Violence, Knights