Lance (Military Unit)
The smallest unit of medieval cavalry. A lance was specifically composed of a knight and his personal retainers and is not the same as a retinue.
Related term(s): Cavalry; Knight; Lance Garnis; Barbuta; Posta; Routes
Category: Military - General
Source information: Wise, Terrence. Medieval Warfare. New York: Hastings House Publishers, Inc., 1976. 19.