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Yeoman in Middle Ages

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Dan McGivney

on 30 October 2012

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Presented by Dan McGivney Yeoman What Is a Yeoman? What did they do? What did they do? Citations Carrying on Tradition Comes from old English meaning "young man"
Landowners; usually farmed it themselves
Middle ground between Gentrys and laborers

Could be a retainer, guard, attendant, or subordinate official
Typically skilled with long bow and long sword
Often appointed or hired as guards of royalty or nobility
The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeoman of the Guard still exists today
Mainly acts as a ceremonial representation

http://www.royal.gov.uk/RoyalEventsandCeremonies/Ceremonialbodies/YeomenoftheGuard.aspx
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/652994/yeoman
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_did_a_yeomen_do_in_the_middle_ages
http://www.medieval-life-and-times.info/medieval-england/medieval-jobs.htm
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