A Medieval Manor

By: L Bruich, L Hill, S Mooney, and G Stobaugh

Task 1: Medieval Classes (Nobility)

  1. Nobility- The nobility wore loose and belted clothes made of fine cotton, silk, and wool. Men wore tunics with wool pants while women wore dresses and caps. Nobles ate vegetables such as cabbage, onions, lettuce, and garlic. They also ate meat such as pork, fish, salmon, poultry, and cod. Nobles lived in Manor houses inside of their own manor. Nobles were educated as kids, usually before the age of 14, they were taught to speak greek and latin, as well as religion and grammar. Nobles' jobs were generally to collect taxes, make political decisions, and have weapon practice. They also prayed and hunted. Nobles had access to weapons such as a castle, a broadsword, and a dagger. He also had knights with their own weapons to protect him and his manor. Nobles had a lot of power. In their manor, they were in the highest position of power.

Task 1:Medieval Classes (Knights)

Knights were considered noblemen so they ate big hearty meals. They ate fish, meat, fresh fruit, and bread. Knights also got to cook with many different spices including nutmeg, caraway, pepper, cardamon and ginger. Knights wore armour made of metal in battle but when they were at home and not on duty, they wore some of the same stuff as the lords did. They wore plain linen pants and shirt under their armour. A knight usually lived in the manor house with the lord. Some had their own manor house depending on how wealthy they were. Knights were given almost the same education as the nobles because they were wealthy enough to pay to be taught. They are not only taught grammar but they learn about chivalry and how to fight. Knights were responsible for protecting the Lord and his land. They also make sure that the peasants and serfs are following the rules of the Lord. Knights had the polearm, battle axe, mace, billhook, caltrop, flail, halberd, and many more weapons to choose from. Knights had lots of power in the manor. If they were being treated badly, they had all the right to drop any kind of relationship with the lord that was mistreating them. They also had power over the serfs and peasants.

Task 1: Medieval Classes (Serfs and Peasants)

  1. Serfs and peasants ate the little amount of food that they grew next to their house, they had more greens than meat. Their meals consisted of bread, an onions, turnips and occasionally a piece of meat. Peasants wore tunics with a knife worn on the belt, purses sometimes held tools. Serfs wore a cloth blouse and a leather belt, a wool overcoat, short wool trousers, and large boots. Serfs generally didn't wear caps. Peasants usually owned one roomed huts in the manor. Serfs lived pretty much the same way as peasants. Serfs and peasants were both uneducated. They did not have enough money to pay for an education. All they knew is that they had to do their jobs. Serfs and peasants woke up early. The men went to hunt, farm, blacksmith,etc. Women took care of the livestock, cleaned, made clothes, and baked. Neither serfs nor peasants had a big role in the feudal system. They were at the bottom and had little to no control over anything.

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Task 2: Manor Life

Chivalry

  1. A knight must be humble and modest about his achievements as well as his wealth and power.
  2. A knight may only use the help of technology when it is necessary in order to complete a task.
  3. A knight must obey the rules that are laid out for every other citizen.
  4. A knight must show respect for all kinds of people.
  5. A knight must be honest at all times.
  6. A knight must protect the defenceless because it is their civic duty.
  7. A knight must attend church every sabbath.
  8. A knight must never leave a man behind.
  9. A knight must always wear a seatbelt, because they have to follow the laws of ordinary citizens. (See code #3)
  10. A knight must carry a concealed weapon, only with a legal carrying license.