Medieval Glossary

Constable

An office that could perform various functions. The constable was often a principle officer of a royal army, outranking marshals in every kingdom but England. A constable could also be an official who was in charge of a royal castle or an officer of the peace.

Related term(s): Marshal; Castle; Castellan; Garrison; Keep
Category: Military - General
Added: 09.04.04
Last modified: 04.30.05
Source information: Wise, Terrence. Medieval Warfare. New York: Hastings House Publishers, Inc., 1976. 27.

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