Life as a NoblePosted: November 13, 2011
The job of a Noble man
In the Middle ages, a daily life as a Noble would start at dawn. It was easy compared
to other people living in the medieval time, but they still had daily challenges. Mainly in a normal day a noble Lord would, attend to business matters that involved his land.They would discuss estate crops, harvests and supplies, taxes due and rents.His job would mainly be based on the exchange of land for military service. The Nobles and Lord would have a lot of spare time because most of the running of the manor was left to others. They had a comfortable life and privacy from their workers . They were also expected to fight to protect the church and peasants from other enemies and provide soldiers for the king.
The Nobles would live in big houses that were surrounded by stables and sometimes a moat. They got most, or all of the land that wasn’t owned by the church. They had big halls that they would use for special occasions like Christmas. The Nobles had titles which were either from their ancestors, who got it from the king, or they earned it from the king themselves for doing good works for him. They believed that they were superior to other people and they would seek to impress others of nobility. Big families were important because most of the babies and children would die at a young age.
Noblewomen had special duties, looking after the household. During the absence of a Lord, his role was taken over by his wife. They would make sure that their children were all properly trained, especially their daughters. They would have to learn manners and etiquette, and they would also learn how to dance and archery. Noblewomen would have very little, or no choice in who they were going to marry. Marriages would often be arranged for the benefit of the families involved. A marriage between nobles was celebrated with nine days of feasting and jousting.
The food and diet of the Nobles included lots of meats like beef, pork, goat, lamb, rabbit, hare, mutton, swan, poultry and fish. They also had spices, cheese fruits and a limited amount of vegetables. Their food was highly spiced. Some of these spices included Pepper, Cinnamon, Cloves, Nutmeg, Ginger, Saffron, Coriander, Cumin, Garlic, Turmeric, Mace, Anise, Caraway and Mustard. The nobles had three meals a day.
This was very high living compared to other people living in this time because they mainly ate vegetables, and worked all day for a little bit of money.