Why I Love Medieval Romance Novels – Part 4

Swords —

Swords are so adventurous and dangerous that I couldn’t resist adding them in my blog!  Swords were a symbol of power in medieval times.  It was illegal for anyone outside the medieval nobility to own a sword.  Swords were very expensive and many of the lower classes couldn’t afford them anyway.  Knights were well trained in the use of swords and honed their skills with them daily.  In many of my medieval novels, I have my hero or heroine practicing with their sword.  Often times, a sword was a knight’s only defense against death in battle so they had to keep their skills in top shape.  Often when I imagine my heroes, I envision a knight in full armor with a sword at his side.

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