Lords and Noblewomen

By Daisy Smith and Isabelle Morgan

Lords and Noblewomen: Clothing

Lords and Noblewomen in the Feudal system wore silk, velvet, damask, fur, and bright colors in their clothing. Women and men wore jewelry. Women wore tall headdresses with hearts, butterflies, etc. Only Lords, Noblewomen, and Kings wore fancy clothing. Fancy clothing showed great wealth and power. It was a status symbol.

Lords and Noblewomen: Clothing

Nobles ate rich foods and used only a knife as a utensil to cut meat and bread. Nobles all used one container to drink. The servants used multiple spices preparing the food for the Nobles. Trenchers or dry bread were shared by everyone but the more important people.

In the middle ages, it was especially dangerous for the mother to have a baby, but the babies often died as well. Up to 20% of the babies died during this time. If you did have any children, boys were sent to become knights at age 7, and girls were sent to become a lady. Royal children learned a little reading, writing and manners.

In the middle ages, though rich, Noble families were still very busy, in spite of their many family servants!

Lords and Noblewomen

I hope you learned a lot about middle age Europe, and especially the Noble families that lived there, thank you for your time reading this article by Daisy Smith and Isabelle Morgan.