Medieval Glossary


One of the lowest orders of knights, who were expected to remain unmarried until they had gained some renown for their achievements.

Also, a military leader of several squadrons of approximately 200-300 men (essentially equivalent to a modern regiment) and entitled to fly a pennon.

Related term(s): Knight-banneret; Pennon; Knight; Sergeant; Knighthood; Knight-errant
Category: Knighthood and Chivalry
Added: 05.01.05
Last modified: 07.04.06
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 264; Wise, Terrence. Medieval Warfare. New York: Hastings House Publishers, Inc., 1976. 20.


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