Medieval History Term of the Week: Valettus


A post of close attendance on the king, given to those young andwell-born. It could include duties such as making the king’s bed, though thiswould not have been deemed demeaning. It was a post Geoffrey Chaucerfilled for King Edward III.

*Source: A Dictionary of Medieval Terms & Phrases by Christopher Coredon with Ann Williams

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