What is a Warrior?

Introduction A warrior is a person specialising in combat or warfare, especially within the context of a tribal or clan-based warrior culture society that recognises a separate warrior aristocracy, class, or caste. Refer to Warrior Monk. Brief History Warriors seem to have been present in the earliest pre-state societies. Scholars have argued that horse-riding Yamnaya… Read More


What is a Warrior Monk?

Introduction A warrior monk is a concept found in various cultures of a person who combines aspects of being a monk, such as deep religious devotion and an ascetic lifestyle, with being a warrior, trained to engage in violent conflict. Examples include: Nowadays within certain parts of the legal world, legal practitioners who publish articles… Read More

What is a (Religious Society) Military Order?

Introduction A military order (Latin: militaris ordo) is a Christian religious society of knights. The original military orders were the Knights Templar, the Knights Hospitaller, the Order of Saint James, the Order of Calatrava, and the Teutonic Knights. They arose in the Middle Ages in association with the Crusades, both in the Holy Land, the… Read More

What is Military Rank?

Introduction Military ranks are a system of hierarchical relationships, within armed forces, police, intelligence agencies or other institutions organised along military lines. The military rank system defines dominance, authority, and responsibility in a military hierarchy. It incorporates the principles of exercising power and authority into the military chain of command – the succession of commanders… Read More

What is a Knight Bachelor?

Introduction The title of Knight Bachelor is the basic rank granted to a man who has been knighted by the monarch but not inducted as a member of one of the organised orders of chivalry; it is a part of the British honours system. Knights Bachelor are the most ancient sort of British knight (the… Read More

What is a Knight Banneret?

Introduction A knight banneret, sometimes known simply as banneret, was a medieval knight (“a commoner of rank”) who led a company of troops during time of war under his own banner (which was square-shaped, in contrast to the tapering standard or the pennon flown by the lower-ranking knights) and was eligible to bear supporters in… Read More

What is a Battlefield Promotion?

Introduction A battlefield promotion (or field promotion) is an advancement in military rank that occurs while deployed in combat. A standard field promotion is advancement from current rank to the next higher rank; a “jump-step” promotion allows the recipient to advance by two ranks. Refer to Tombstone Promotion. United Kingdom Rifleman Gigar Das was given… Read More