Housecarl

a member of an élite 'Guards' infantry unit serving a King or Earl in Anglo-Saxon England.
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Housecarl

House'carl` noun [ Middle English huscarle . See House , and Carl .] (Eng. Archæol.) A household servant; also, one of the bodyguard of King Canute.
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Housecarl

• (n.) A household servant; also, one of the bodyguard of King Canute.
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housecarl

member of the personal or household troops or bodyguard of Scandinavian kings and chieftains in the Viking and medieval periods. The housecarls ...
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Housecarl

In medieval Scandinavia, housecarls (húskarlar, singular húskarl; also anglicised as huscarl (Old English form) and sometimes spelled huscarle or houscarl) were either non-servile manservants, or household troops in personal service of someone, equivalent to a bodyguard to Scandinavian lords and kings. This institution also existed in Anglo-Saxo...
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