The Society: Organizations: (Chivalric Organizations )

Contains sites dealing with Orders of Chivalry in all forms, including groups of knights joined in a monastic-style order, secular military orders and chivalric orders of merit. Chivalric Organizations Society.

The code of chivalry that developed in medieval Europe had its roots in earlier centuries. It arose in the Holy Roman Empire from the idealisation of the cavalryman—involving military bravery, individual training, and service to others—especially in Francia, among horse soldiers in Charlemagne 's cavalry. (wikipedia)