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Daily Life of a Medieval Lady

The Daily Life of a Medieval Lady followed a similar schedule to that of her lord. This might be her husband, father or brother. The daily life of a Medieval Lady centred around Medieval Castles or Medieval Manors. Much of her time was spent on overseeing the running of the household.

The daily life of a Medieval Lady can be described as follows:

  • The daily life of a Medieval Lady started at dawn when Mass would be heard and prayers would be made
  • A Medieval Lady would be served by her ladies in waiting. She would be assisted with her dress for the day
  • The first meal of the day for the Lady was breakfast
  • The daily life of the Lady would include discussions on tournaments, betrothals, marriages, poetry and courtly love
  • A Medieval Lady would be expected to oversee the education of the upper class girls who had sent to their households
  • A Medieval Lady had to be able to take their husbands places at all times. The daily life of a Medieval Lady would change if her husband was absent. She would be expected to look after the finances of the manor or estates including the collection of rents. Supervise the farming and settle all disputes
  • Mid morning prayers and a meal
  • In the afternoon the daily life of Noblewomen turned to housewifely duties including the supervision of meals and ensuring stores were sufficient
  • Leisure time was spent on embroidery and dance practise
  • Evening prayer and then supper in the Hall of the Castle or Manor House
  • After supper there might be some entertainment - music, dancing, jugglers, acrobats, Jesters, etc
  • Bedtime prayers

So ended the daily life of a Medieval Lady during the Middle Ages. For additional facts and information about the Medieval Lady go to Lady of the Manor and Medieval Noble Women.

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