December 2, 2011
Knights Feared Post-Traumatic Stress
Kristian Sjogren, ScienceNordic
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.
TAGGED: post traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, violence, knights