Medieval Peasant Women in a Castle
Medieval peasant women had to provide meals and undertake menial tasks for their lord and his family. Many of the Medieval peasants who worked in the castles were women. Medieval Peasant Women worked in the kitchen and were expected to cook, clean and wait on the lord.
Medieval Peasant Women
The Medieval Peasant Women lived on a manor in a village and worked either in the village or in the local castle or Manor House. Their houses were small, thatch-roofed and had one room which housed both the people and occasionally animals. The houses of the Medieval Peasant Women would be located in a village and grouped about an open space (the "green"), or on both sides of a single, narrow street. The population of one of these villages often did not often exceed one hundred people.
Medieval Peasant Women - Food
The life of Medieval Peasant Women changed with the seasons. Small animals required slaughtering and skinning during the autumn as it was not economic or practical to feed animals during the winter. The meat was then preserved in salt. Bread was a mainstay of the Medieval Peasant Women and her family. Corn, grain, cabbage, ale or cider was obtained from the local area.