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Daily Life of Medieval Lords
Medieval Feudalism was based on the exchange of land for military service. King William the Conqueror used the concept of feudalism to reward his Norman supporters with English lands for their help in the conquest of England. Daily life of Nobles during the Middle ages centred around their castles or Manors or fighting for the King during times of war.

The daily life of nobles can be described as follows:

  • The daily life of Medieval Lords and nobles started at dawn
  • Mass would be heard and prayers would be made
  • The first meal of the day was breakfast
  • Nobles and Lords would attend to business matters in relation to his land. Reports would be heard regarding estate crops, harvests and supplies. Finances - rents, taxes, customs and dues. The Nobles would also be expected to exercise his judicial powers over his vassals and peasants
  • Complaints and disputes regarding tenants would be settled, permission to marry etc
  • The daily life of the Medieval Lords and nobles would include political discussions and decisions
  • As the Medieval period progressed the society changed becoming more refined and elegant. Time was spent on the arts - poetry, music etc
  • Weapon practise
  • Mid morning prayers and a meal
  • In the afternoon the daily life of
    Medieval Lords and nobles turned to hunting, hawking or inspecting the estate
  • 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
  • The time for bed was dictated by the time the Medieval Lords or nobles retired
  • Bedtime prayers
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