Medieval People: A

Alderman
An assistant to the mayor

Almoner
A medieval social worker who ensured the poor received the alms that they were due

Apprentice
See Mason

Archer

A fighting soldier armed with a longbow who normally fought in a large group from behind a barrier. A skilful archer could fire 10 to 15 arrows per minute and was well respected

Architect
A building designer. Plans would be worked out for each different building, depending on the geography of the site and the needs of the person employing him

Atilliator
A maker of crossbows

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