Comments on: Chivalry and a Found (Medieval Geek) Feminism /2012/12/13/chivalry-and-a-found-medieval-geek-feminism/ A feminist pop culture adventure Sun, 16 Dec 2012 22:46:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: Paul Hebron /2012/12/13/chivalry-and-a-found-medieval-geek-feminism/#comment-16253 Sun, 16 Dec 2012 22:46:55 +0000 Barbara Tuchman in ‘A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century’ that it was chivalry that played a part in the decline of the French empire of that period; the noblemen couldn’t refuse a fight on grounds of honour, so they’d be repeatedly charging off to get themselves and thier soldiers murdered in entirely avoidable combat and tactical blunders.