The fighting men referred to in the three estates were not waged soldiers, but the ruling class.
The organisation of Anglo-Saxon England was based on a hierarchy of landholding in exchange for military support and service. In time this extended to include other duties that helped the state to function in both place and war, such as billing and maintaining roads and bridges.
While everyone had to contribute to this to some degree, if you were higher status and not a member of the clergy, you would be a "warrior".
This category brings together information for the warrior class, some will of course also be relevant to "armed civilians" too...
This category has the following 10 subcategories, out of 10 total.
Pages in category ‘Warrior’
The following 25 pages are in this category, out of 25 total.