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A '''landed knight''' is a [[knight]] that takes residence in a [[keep]] with accompanying land. They have their own peasants and men-at-arms and may take sworn swords.  
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A '''landed knight''' is a [[knight]] that takes residence in a [[keep]] with accompanying land. They have their own peasants and men-at-arms and may take sworn swords.
  
While the wealthiest knights manage more land than the poorest [[lord]]s, landed knights do not have the authority to deliver justice in their land, the power of pit and gallows. Rather, they must appeal to their liege lord.<ref>[[So Spake Martin]]: [http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/Land_Ownership_and_Marriage_in_Westeros/ Land Ownership and Marriage in Westeros?], December 19, 1999</ref>{{ref|TSS}} Landed knights are sworn to fight for the lord who holds dominion over their land.
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Landed knights are members of [[nobility]]. They sent girls to the [[Maiden's Day Cattle Show]],{{Ref|FAB|Under the Regents - War and Peace and Cattle Shows}} but normally are too low in rank to marry into [[great houses]];{{Ref|ADWD|6}} marrying a highborn woman like [[Brienne of Tarth]] would be a great achievement for one.{{Ref|AFFC|27}} Landed knights are not [[lord]]s,{{Ref|THK}} and there are many more of the former; [[House Osgrey]] once had a score of lesser lordlings and a hundred landed knights as vassals,{{Ref|TSS}} and [[House Manderly]] claims a dozen lords and hundred landed knights as [[bannermen]].{{Ref|ADWD|29}} While the wealthiest knights manage more land than the poorest lords, landed knights do not have the authority to deliver justice in their land, the [[right of pit and gallows]]. Rather, they must appeal to their liege lord.<ref>[[So Spake Martin]]: [http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/Land_Ownership_and_Marriage_in_Westeros/ Land Ownership and Marriage in Westeros?], December 19, 1999</ref>{{Ref|TSS}} Landed knights are sworn to fight for the lord who holds dominion over their land.
  
According to [[George R. R. Martin]], some landed knights are more powerful than smaller lordlings. These knights are usually of ancient houses, with extensive lands, and strong castles. Their status is often reflected by taking a style that incorporates the name of their castle, such as [[Symond Templeton]] being the "Knight of [[Ninestars]]". A landed knight has less prestige, however, and is outranked by lords at feasts and [[tourney]]s.<ref>[[So Spake Martin]]: [http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/1203/ Knights and Lords], March 02, 2002</ref>
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Some landed knights are more powerful than smaller lordlings. These knights are usually of ancient houses, with extensive lands, and strong castles. Their status is often reflected by taking a style that incorporates the name of their castle, such as [[Symond Templeton]] being the "[[Knight of Ninestars]]". A landed knight has less prestige and is outranked by lords at feasts and [[tourney]]s, nonetheless.<ref>[[So Spake Martin]]: [http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/1203/ Knights and Lords], March 02, 2002</ref>
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According to a semi-canon source, "masters" in the [[north]] are similar to [[southron]] landed knights.<ref>A Forum of Ice and Fire: [http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/topic/34958-the-asoiaf-wiki-thread/&do=findComment&comment=7590729 The ASOIAF wiki thread]</ref>
  
 
==Examples==
 
==Examples==
*Ser [[Gregor Clegane]]
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*Ser [[Gregor Clegane]], the Knight of [[Clegane's Keep]]
*Ser [[Ronnet Connington]], the Knight of [[Griffin's Roost]]
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*Ser [[Ronnet Connington]], the [[Knight of Griffin's Roost]]
*Ser [[Gerold Dayne]], the Knight of [[High Hermitage]]
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*Ser [[Gerold Dayne]], the [[Knight of High Hermitage]]
*Ser [[Deziel Dalt]], the Knight of [[Lemonwood]]
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*Ser [[Deziel Dalt]], the [[Knight of Lemonwood]]
 
*Ser [[Lorent Lorch]]
 
*Ser [[Lorent Lorch]]
*Ser [[Symon Santagar]], the Knight of [[Spottswood]]
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*Ser [[Symon Santagar]], the [[Knight of Spottswood]]
*Ser [[Symond Templeton]], the Knight of [[Ninestars]]
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*Ser [[Davos Seaworth]], the Onion Knight,{{ref|ACOK|0}} before [[Stannis Baratheon]] makes him a lord and [[Hand of the King]]{{Ref|aSoS|36}}
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*Ser [[Symond Templeton]], the [[Knight of Ninestars]]
  
==References and Notes==
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==References==
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Latest revision as of 17:31, 17 October 2019

A landed knight is a knight that takes residence in a keep with accompanying land. They have their own peasants and men-at-arms and may take sworn swords.

Landed knights are members of nobility. They sent girls to the Maiden's Day Cattle Show,[1] but normally are too low in rank to marry into great houses;[2] marrying a highborn woman like Brienne of Tarth would be a great achievement for one.[3] Landed knights are not lords,[4] and there are many more of the former; House Osgrey once had a score of lesser lordlings and a hundred landed knights as vassals,[5] and House Manderly claims a dozen lords and hundred landed knights as bannermen.[6] While the wealthiest knights manage more land than the poorest lords, landed knights do not have the authority to deliver justice in their land, the right of pit and gallows. Rather, they must appeal to their liege lord.[7][5] Landed knights are sworn to fight for the lord who holds dominion over their land.

Some landed knights are more powerful than smaller lordlings. These knights are usually of ancient houses, with extensive lands, and strong castles. Their status is often reflected by taking a style that incorporates the name of their castle, such as Symond Templeton being the "Knight of Ninestars". A landed knight has less prestige and is outranked by lords at feasts and tourneys, nonetheless.[8]

According to a semi-canon source, "masters" in the north are similar to southron landed knights.[9]

Examples

References