A knyght ther was, and that a worthy man - Geoffrey Chaucer, The Knight

A knyght ther was, and that a worthy man,
That fro the tyme that he first bigan
To riden out, he loved chivalrie,
Trouthe and honour, fredom and curteisie.
Ful worthy was he in his lordes werre,
And therto hadde he riden, no man ferre.

– Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales, General Prologue. The Knight is described as being the true gentleman, upholding the qualities of chivalry, truth, honor, freedom and courtesy. He fought with honor in his lord’s war and no man had ridden further. In fact there doesn’t seem to be very much wrong with him at all.