The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Knight, the Squire, and the Knight's Yeoman

The Knight is described as “a parfit gentil Knight” (a perfect gentle knight). He is an experienced fighter who has gone on multiple Crusades. He is the character with the highest social status and, as such, occasionally steps in to break up arguments between other characters.

The Squire is the Knight’s son. He is described as a “lusty bachelor” of about twenty, the kind of conventionally-handsome man women go crazy over – and he knows it. He lacks the Knight’s quiet experience.

The Knight’s Yeoman is his second servant. He does not tell a tale, and we know very little about him.

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