A Knight would be expected to guard the Castle and support his liege lord in Middle Ages warfare. Details of the life of Middle Ages knights in a castle, together with castle warfare, are covered in the section about Middle Ages Castles.
Knighthood & Knights in the Middle Ages
To gain Knighthood in the Middle Ages was a long and arduous task. Knighthood was not bestowed purely because a young man was the son of a noble. There were many steps to achieving a knighthood, requiring years of training. The steps towards achieving a knighthood started with training as a page and then as a squire, also referred to as esquire.