Eight hundred years ago , a boy in England could learn to become a knight . Read about three boys who learned to be knights . 1 Dear Mother and Father , I am writing to you after my first week at my new school . There are lots of boys here in the castle . All of us are seven years old . We are busy from morning to night . We learn to ride horses . We also study fighting with swords . We learn reading and writing in class . The women in the castle teach us to play music and to dance too . I miss you . Thomas  אל הספר