Canadian Military History Gateway
Subject > Soldiers, Warriors and Leaders > Roles and Professions > Officer
Date > 1500 > 1550-1559
Soldiers were organized into companies of about 50. Their leader, the company captain, was responsible for recruiting, training and disciplining his men.
Armour was worn by senior officers during the 16th century and would have been brought by those in the 1541 Roberval expedition.