Medieval Glossary

Squire of the Body

A knight's most senior squire and also the squire closest to becoming a knight. A squire of the body had many responsibilities, such as helping his lord knight to don armor, rescuing him if he were captured, and carrying him if he were wounded.

Related term(s): Squire; Knight; Damoiseau; Page; Chivalry
Category: Knighthood and Chivalry
Added: 04.30.05
Source information: Wise, Terrence. Medieval Warfare. New York: Hastings House Publishers, Inc., 1976. 21.

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