Chivalry! Why, maiden, she is the nurse of pure and high affection-the stay of the oppressed, the redresser of grievances, the curb of the power of the tyrant-Nobility were but an empty name without her, and liberty finds the best protection in her lance and her sword.
Chapter XXIX of Ivanhoe
I’ve always been a fan of knights and fair maidens, so I was glad to finally get to this book.
A surprisingly modern story with its strong passion and even stronger characters, I found it a great read.
Unfortunately it’s been a while since I finished the book earlier this year so many details are lost, but I remember being surprised at the turns the story took. Sir Walter Scott, I thank you sir.