Today, we bring to you, a comprehensive guide to all things “Knights.” From how to go from being a page to an esquire (or, simply, squire) to the knightly oath (how, upon returning home from an adventure, he would always tell of his escapades) to knowing the difference between a pauldron and a poleyn.

Sure, there’s not much of the medieval knight order left in our Knights Templar, but what enthusiastic Sir Knight wouldn’t like to know a bit more about the Order that had — in some part — an influence on our own Masonic body of the York Rite? Take a look — there will be a quiz later.

The full story can be found at “How Knights Work” on HowStuffWorks.com.