Myths About History We Believe to Be True Thanks to Movies

Chivalry is something many of us associate with knights, especially when they kiss the hands of a lady. This stems from the idea of courtly love where knights would venture off to perform services in order to appear nobler to ladies. The idea was that the knight would tell of his love but wasn’t meant to act on it. A popular example being, Sir Lancelot and Guinevere from Arthurian legend. However, the hand kiss didn’t become particularly popular in some countries until the Victorian era. Even then it had a mixed response with some seeing it as playful and others finding it inappropriate.

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January 23, 2022 | 6:14 pm