A child in the lowest rank of training before becoming a knight. Usually boys began their training as a page at age seven and then become a squire at age fourteen.
Related term(s): Knight; Squire; Damoiseau; Chivalry
Category: Knighthood and Chivalry
Last modified: 03.30.05
Source information: Wise, Terrence. Medieval Warfare. New York: Hastings House Publishers, Inc., 1976. 21.