I know that medievaL WARFARE was largely feudal and all, but i was wondering, in the standard king's army, what was tyhe hierarchy amongst the nobles?
for eg, what made a certain noble a 'constable' and what were the differences between an earl and a count and a duke in order of warfare? did a duke have precedence over an earl?
and of course just how professional were the 'sergeants'?
who taught them the arts of war?
did merc bands have their own style of martial arts?
but my main q. is militqary ranks in the king's army, cuz it all seems quite higgly piggly as opposed to the professional armies of Rome...