Medieval Glossary

Lance Garnis

A unit of French cavalry organization of five men, appearing about the year 1450. These men were of varying types, including a man-at-arms, a squire, and mounted archers or a combination of 2 mounted archers with a hobilar or light cavalryman.

Related term(s): Cavalry; Man-at-arms; Squire; Hobilar; Mounted; Routes
Category: Military - General
Added: 04.30.05
Source information: Wise, Terrence. Medieval Warfare. New York: Hastings House Publishers, Inc., 1976. 19.

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