French name for a palfrey - a ladies horse.
Wandering minstrel who entertained by singing or playing an instrument
A qualified craftsman not yet admitted to a Guild, therefore not a Master
A minor magistrate, usually a member of the gentry who travelled hearing lesser court cases. Justice/Keeper of the Peace.
KING AT ARMS
The principal Heralds of England - Garter, Clarencieux, Norroy, Bath
Originally a companion at arms to a noted warrior who could equip & support himself. a miltary retainer, status below a Baron (nobilty).
Lowest order of knights expected to remain unmarried until they had gained 'renown'
Knight who was allowed to carry a banner. Created by king on the field of battle
Land (1500 acres) which provide enough income to support & equip one knight. Income around 30 marks
Land held on the condition of providing military service to the king when required
Religious soldiers of the Order of St John's Hospital
Religious soldiers of the Order of the Temple
A women who exercised power over land & people either in her own right or in the right of her husband - a Lord
The right to flotsam/jetsam thrown up by the sea
A fee paid for the storage of goods
Heriditary line of descent in a family
Provison of food & clothing to retainers, also refers to a tunic in the lord's colours with his badge
A person with authority over others usually with a title of nobility either iherited or gained