The Daily Life of Noblewoman During the Middle Ages

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The Daily Life of Noblewoman During the Middle Ages

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Food: noblewomen's diets didn't have much vitamin c, meats or many fruits or veggies because they thought food from the ground was for the poor. They would preserve food with salt and the food would get very salty so they used spices to cover it up. Alcohol was mixed with water to kill bacteria because water was not clean back then. Milk was saved for babies and the elderly.

The Daliy Lifes of Noblewoman During the Middle Ages

Clothing:Noblewomen spun yarn into wool and then weaved it into cloth which was made into clothing. Makeup made you pale. If you were pale, then that meant you were rich.

Homes:Noblewoman lived in castles with the lord, looking after the houshold and children. At age 7 to 8, noblekids would get sent to another noble family to learn manners and etiquette.

Marriage:Women in this time were dominated by the male members in the family, women didn't pick their husband, their family did hoping to get more land/money.

Law:Men were to beat their wives if they misbehaved. When the husband died, the wife would become a widow and inherit the money. Law was extremely harsh and had different ways to see if a person was guilty or innocent.

Power:Males dominated women, even churches were anti-women. Only nuns lived in convents that housed communities of higher class women who belonged to a religious order.

Education:Noblewoman didn't focus on acidemic studies, they focused on manners/etiquetter. To learn mannes/etiquetter, they were sent away to live with another family.

Protection:Knights protected the noblewomen but had to work for this position.

The role of noblewomen was important to the success of feudalism because when their husbands were at war or at court, noblewomen would watch over the estate. For example, the lady became the lord of the manor when her husband or father was out fighting.Another example was when a noblewoman would go to war to defend her estate. This shows that noblewomen were important to their husbands and to the manor. Clearly, noblewomen were important to their kingdoms and households.


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