The Daily Lives of Noblewomen

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by Kelseyramstad
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Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
Ancient History
Grade:
6,7,8,9

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The Daily Lives of Noblewomen

AppearanceWomen in the middle ages aged quickly, dying at forty, due to multiple pregnancies. As a result, noblewomen dyed their hair yellow to seem youthful. Even oil makeup was applied to create an illusion of pale compexion. Some even bled themselves! For dresses, noblewomen wore many layers. Underneath were breeches, chemise, and hose covered by a silk skirt and so on. They also wore hats in the shape of cow horns amongst other things.

Children as young as 12 were married to another noble family. The woman had very little choice in her husband. As for children, noblewomen became pregnant at 4 to 8 times, but few children survived. The surviving children might live only 1 to 3 years.

Children andMarriage

FoodNoblewomen ate a variety of meats including boar, deer, fowl, and fish. They also ate stews and pies with high quality spices.

Paintings ofNoblewomen

Kelsey Ramstad9/30Waters/SS 6Meieval Glog#24

Daily Chores & Routines The life of a noblewoman starts at dawn when Mass was heard and prayers were made, and when this was complete, the woman would be dressed by her servants. Next, she would discuss courtly matters with other ladies followed by overseeing the education of girls sent to her household. The lady of the manor must always be prepared to take her husband's place. Afterwards, there were even more prayers, then supper, entertainment, and, of course, nightly prayers.

The Daily Lives ofNoblewomenDuring the Middle Ages

ManorsThe main hall was used for meetings and meals. The size of manors vary depending on the wealth of the lord.

Fun Fact:Girls as young as seven were sent away to another noble household for education, where they learned proper etiquette.

ProtectionNobles were almost always protected by specially trained knights whom where always prepared to go to war for the king. While traveling, women stayed in the carriage where they were hidden.


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