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They were required to have the best quality equipment and if they failed to do so they would be expelled from the Huscarls. They had additional duties acting in their lord's stead in a number of tasks.
 
They were required to have the best quality equipment and if they failed to do so they would be expelled from the Huscarls. They had additional duties acting in their lord's stead in a number of tasks.
   
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* [[The Huscarls]] - A [[Newcastle]], [[Australia]] based [[metal weapons groups|re-enactment group]].
 
* [[The Huscarls]] - A [[Newcastle]], [[Australia]] based [[metal weapons groups|re-enactment group]].
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Revision as of 21:50, 21 May 2006

A Housecarl (sometimes spelled Huscarl) was an Anglo-Saxon warrior who had sworn fealty to a lord. As vassals living in a noble's household, Housecarls were the standing fighters of Anglo-Saxon England, comparable to knights elsewhere in Europe.

They were required to have the best quality equipment and if they failed to do so they would be expelled from the Huscarls. They had additional duties acting in their lord's stead in a number of tasks.

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