Medieval Glossary


For the English, a league was a unit of distance measurement consisting of twelve furlongs (1.5 miles) or roods of forty rods.

In other areas, such as Southern France, the league was a distance of 3 miles. It would seem, according to other sources, that the distance of a league varied from place to place.

Related term(s): Furlong; Rod; Rood; Mile
Category: Weights and Measures
Added: 10.05.04
Source information: Nicholson, Edward. Men and Measures. London: Smith, Elder, and Company, 1912. (p. 64)


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