Re: [SCA Newcomers] From the Kingdom of AnTir...
- Mary Clare,
Welcome to the greatest game in the world.
To answer your question about what a huscarl is...
There is a certain similarity between huscarls and squires, in that
the knight or noble swears to train, protect, etc., both. but a
huscarl is more of a personal bodyguard, a soldier as well as a
Normally, within the SCA, knights take on several squires, but at any
given time, only have one huscarl. Some see being a huscarl as a step
prior to being a squire, others see being a huscarl as the greater
For me, being a huscarl to Sir Njall is one of the greatest honors I
could ever receive, as he is not only a good Knight, but also a great
friend, as I'm sure many can tell you.
For a more in-depth explanation of huscarls, see:
For all intents and purposes, the definition we use is of the
English, or Anglo-Saxon huscarl.
Thanks for asking, I'm sure a lot of people are curious about that,
as was I.
--- In scanewcomers@y..., Angel Pippin <mary_therese2000@y...> wrote:
> Lord Earnan MacKay,
> I am relatively new to the society, and I have a question for you.
What in the world is a "huscarl"? Is it like being a squire?
> Thank you for your consideration.
> Your little servant,
> Mary Clare of the Poor Ladies