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Daily Life in the Middle Ages

Middle Ages - Lords and Ladies

Daily Life in the Middle Ages
D
aily life in the Middle ages was dictated by wealth, power and status and the feudal system. The Feudal System was sustained by the rights and privileges given to the Upper Classes and in most cases enacted by laws. Everything was a source of privilege for the nobles. The high ranking nobles lived in castles with their knights, ladies and retinues. Others enjoyed their daily life on their manors.

The peasants, including serfs, freeman and villeins spent their daily life on a manor or village.

Daily Life of Medieval Nobles and Lords in the Middle Ages
The Daily Life of a Noble Lord in the Middle Agesin the Middle Ages. Middle Ages 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 and Lords during the Middle ages centred around their castles or Manors or fighting for the King during times of war.

Daily Life of a Knight in the Middle Ages
The Daily Life of a Knight in the Middle Agesfollowed a similar schedule to that of his lord or the noble he served. The Daily life of a Knight during the Middle ages centred around castles or Manors or fighting for his lord and the King during times of war. Much of his time was spent on honing his weapons skills and keeping his levels of fitness high.

Daily Life of a Noblewoman in the Middle Ages
The Daily Life of a Noblewoman in the Middle Agesfollowed a similar schedule to that of her lord. This might be her husband, father or brother. The daily life of a Noblewoman during the Middle ages centred around castles or Manors. Much of her time was spent on overseeing the running of the household. But a Noblewoman had to take over all of the duties of her husband if he were absent.

Daily Life of a Peasant in the Middle Ages
The Daily Life of a Peasant in the Middle Ageswas hard.  Medieval Serfs had to labor on the lord's land for two or three days each week, and at specially busy seasons, such as ploughing and harvesting.

Daily Life for Peasant Women in the Middle Ages
The Daily Life for Peasant Women in the Middle Ageswas hard. Women were expected to help their peasant husbands with their daily chores as well as attending to provisions and the cooking of daily meals and other duties customarily undertaken by women.

Daily Life in the Middle Ages - the Entertainment, Festivals and Holidays
The monotony and drudgery of Medieval daily life of peasants during the Middle ages was alleviated by the various types of entertainment, festivals and holidays. Refer to Entertainment in the Middle Ages. They shared a common life in the work of the fields, in the sports of the village green, and in the services of the parish church. They enjoyed many holidays; it has been estimated that, besides Sundays, about eight weeks in every year were free from work. Festivities at Christmas, Easter, and May Day, at the end of ploughing and the completion of harvest, relieved the monotony of the daily round of labor.

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