Sergeant Knight at Arms
hrotha said:The count (Richard) and his retainers are probably having a nice lunch in Rouen; Niel is the viscount.
I cannot read properly. So a viscount seems more like the local administrator, right hand to the count and his interests. A bit like the ministeriales where often used in the Empire, no (apart from being ultimately of servile origin) ? But why would such an person not have some cavalry on him ?