He was supported by the high constable on his right, and the earl marshal on his left, both of whom were also mounted.
The earl marshal looked on him grimly and said: "Where is the ring then?"
He was also, in conjunction with the earl marshal, president of the court of chivalry or court of honour.
The earl marshal, however, ruled that the common councilmen of London should neither ride nor march in the procession.
Then he sat down, and another arose, and in plain terms he bade them take the earl marshal to king.
Their first division, commanded by the earl marshal, from its ignorance of the ground, soon became entangled in the morass.
In 1386 the style of “earl marshal” was formally granted to him in addition.
When the earl marshal alone presided, it was a court of honour deciding as to precedence, coats of arms, &c.
Still with dancing eyes he held the paper up before the earl marshal.
In 1234 he sided with the crown against Richard, earl marshal, who fell in battle against him.