23 Facts About Yeoman


Yeoman is included; probably for the first time in an English language dictionary.

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Yeoman service is an idiom which means "good, efficient, and useful service" in some cause.

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Yeoman tells Horatio that "it did me yeoman's service", that is, his learning stood him in good stead.

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Yeoman prayed to Saint Edith for the storm to subside, and suddenly he saw Saint Edith standing beside him.

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Yeoman Archer is a term applied specifically to English and Welsh military longbow archers of the 14th–15th centuries.

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Yeoman archers were commoners; free-born members of the social classes below the nobility and gentry.

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Yeoman Archers were the English Army's response to a chronic manpower problem when trying to field an army on the European continent during the 14th century.

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Yeoman considers that what modern popular culture thinks it knows about Robin is actually based upon how previous generations over the last 500 years have viewed him.

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Yeoman has gathered around himself a fellowship of "sevenscore men", that is, 140 skilled bowmen.

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Yeoman immediately kneels to offer homage, asking for mercy for his men.

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Yeoman's hair is closely-cropped, his face is tan and weather-beaten, and his horn is slung from a green baldric.

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Yeoman carries a "mighty bow" in his hand with a sheaf of arrows hung from his belt.

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Yeoman has his "mighty bow" at the ready, implying he is on duty serving as bodyguard against highwaymen and robbers.

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Yeoman carries a sheaf of arrows under his belt, which implies an arrow bag suspended from his belt.

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Chaucer's description of The Yeoman has been interpreted as an iconographic representation of the dutiful servant, diligent and always ready to serve.

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Albert E Hartung proposes that the Canon's Yeoman's Prologue is a device to include a previously written story into the Canterbury Tales as the Pars Secunda.

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The Yeoman urges that it would be to the pilgrims' advantage to know the Canon better; that he is a remarkable man.

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Impression that it was time for the Canon and his Yeoman to move on is reinforced by the Yeoman's description of where they lived:.

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Yeoman's speech is full of free association and stream of consciousness.

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Yeoman sorrowfully remembers when his face was fresh and ruddy; now it is the color of lead.

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Yeoman used to wear fine clothing and have "splendid furnishings", now he wears a legging on his head.

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Yeoman's yeomen are not "mean and base", but possess a "noble luster" in their eyes.

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Yeoman's notes show that he had read much of the medieval poetry and chronicles which were reprinted during the 17th and 18th centuries.

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