I have been interested in Tudor history for awhile and I'm especially curious about everyday life at court at the time.
Then recently I stumbled over the term 'Knight of the Body', while browsing through Letters and Papers of King Henry VIII's reign and now I am wondering what duties a Knight of the Body had? It is apparently something different from being a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber, but I can't find any good information on it. Does anyone know what a Knight of the Body actually did at court?
(I'm interested in the daily life of a Lady-in-waiting and the Gentleman of the Privy Chamber as well, so any book recommendations or further online sources on them are very welcome, too!)
[Ed. note - here is one previous thread kind of related to the last part of the question: http://tudorhistory.org/queryblog/2008/04/question-from-sarah-maid-of-honor-v.html]