Page- The first steps towards knighthood begin around the age of 7. The page becomes a servant in the house of a lord. There the page leans how to serve, obey, and act in a noble court. The page is also taught how to hunt, ride a horse, and to speak languages. If he is a lucky page, he may learn to read as well.
Squire- The second stage towards becoming a knight begins in the teenage years. This is the time when the squire gains first-hand knowledge of how to dress his knight for battle, how to prepare and take care of armor, weapons, and horses. He also begins formative weapons training himself. The squire stage lasts until the youth proves himself worthy of knighthood. This could take years, months, and sometimes even a day. The code of chivalry allows many opportunities for a squire to earn his honorable title.
Knight-The final stage of the journey. A knight is made in a ceremony known as the Accolade. This is a simple ceremony during which a knight, lord, or even the monarch him/herself touches the left then right shoulder of the squire. Then announces "Rise, Sir ________". This ceremony is preceded by a night of prayer and fasting, or a very courageous and valiant action on the battlefield. There are still knights being made in the country of England today. Paul McCartney of the Beatles is known as Sir Paul! (Not to be confused with Ru Paul)