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Knighten Guild


now called Portsoken Ward. King Edgar gave it to thirteen knights on the following conditions:—(1) Each knight was to be victorious in three combats—one aboveground, one underground, and one in the water; and (2) each knight was, on a given day, to run with spears against all comers in East Smithfield. William the Conqueror confirmed the same unto the heirs of these knights. Henry I. gave it to the canons of Holy Trinity, and acquitted it “of all service.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Knights of the Road
Knights of the Round Table
Knights of the Shears
Knights of the Shell
Knights of the Shire
Knights of the Spigot
Knights of the Swan
Knights of the Stick
Knights of the Thistle
Knights of the Whip
Knighten Guild
Knock Under (To)
Knocked into a Cocked Hat
Knot and Bridle (A)
Knots of May
Knotted Stick is Planed (The)

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