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JENET                       

French name for a palfrey - a ladies horse.

JONGLEUR   

Wandering minstrel who entertained by singing or playing an instrument

JOURNEYMAN     

A qualified craftsman not yet admitted to a Guild, therefore not a Master

JUSTICE   

A minor magistrate, usually a member of the gentry who travelled hearing lesser court cases. Justice/Keeper of the Peace.

 

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KING AT ARMS  

The principal Heralds of England - Garter, Clarencieux, Norroy, Bath

KNIGHT            

Originally a companion at arms to a noted warrior who could equip & support himself. a miltary retainer, status below a Baron (nobilty).

KNIGHT BACHELOR 

Lowest order of knights expected to remain unmarried until they had gained 'renown'

KNIGHT BANNERET 

Knight who was allowed to carry a banner. Created by king on the field of battle

KNIGHT'S FEE       

Land  (1500 acres) which provide enough income to support & equip one knight. Income around 30 marks

KNIGHT SERVICE   

Land held on the condition of providing military service to the king when required

KNIGHTS HOSPITALLER

Religious soldiers of the Order of St John's Hospital

KNIGHTS TEMPLAR    

Religious soldiers of the Order of the Temple

 

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LADY 

A women who exercised power over land & people either in her own right or in the right of her husband - a Lord

LAGAN    

The right to flotsam/jetsam thrown up by the sea

LASTAGE       

A fee paid for the storage of goods

LINEAGE 

Heriditary line of descent in a family

LIVERY                     

Provison of food & clothing to retainers, also refers to a tunic in the lord's colours  with his badge

LORD    

A person with authority over others usually with a title of nobility either iherited or gained