Ancient History.ca - The aim of this site is to provide information on ancient history that develops a better understanding how reality truly was before our time. Visit Ancient History.caInformational Site Network Informational
Privacy
Home Top Rated Puzzles Most Viewed Puzzles All Puzzle Questions Random Puzzle Question Search


The Knight's Puzzle





(CANTERBURY PUZZLES)

This worthy man was, as Chaucer tells us, "a very perfect, gentle knight," and "In many a noble army had he been: At mortal battles had he been fifteen." His shield, as he is seen showing it to the company at the "Tabard" in the illustration, was, in the peculiar language of the heralds, "argent, semée of roses, gules," which means that on a white ground red roses were scattered or strewn, as seed is sown by the hand. When this knight was called on to propound a puzzle, he said to the company, "This riddle a wight did ask of me when that I fought with the lord of Palatine against the heathen in Turkey. In thy hand take a piece of chalk and learn how many perfect squares thou canst make with one of the eighty-seven roses at each corner thereof." The reader may find it an interesting problem to count the number of squares that may be formed on the shield by uniting four roses.










Read Answer





Next: The Wife Of Bath's Riddles

Previous: The Miller's Puzzle



Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
ADD TO EBOOK




Random Questions

The Level Puzzle.
Unicursal and Route Problems
Adding The Digits.
Money Puzzles
The Converted Miser.
Money Puzzles
The Sixteen Sheep.
Combination and Group Problems
Making A Flag
MISCELLANEOUS PUZZLES
A Shopping Perplexity.
Money Puzzles
Concerning Tommy's Age.
Money Puzzles
St. George And The Dragon.
The Guarded Chessboard
Two Crosses From One
GREEK CROSS PUZZLES
Find The Man's Wife.
Unclassified Problems.
Wine And Water.
Measuring, Weight, and Packing Puzzles.
The Rookery.
The Guarded Chessboard
The Chocolate Squares.
Various Dissection Puzzles
A Deal In Apples.
Money Puzzles
The Nine Counters.
Money Puzzles