A small sound of the trumpet: women in medieval life
Describes the daily life of noblewomen, nuns, and peasants in feudal England and Europe, looks at the treatment of lepers, begars, prostitutes, and criminals, and offers brief profiles of prominent medieval women
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She should govern her servants well and wisely, making sure the work was done
but also sharing in it when necessary. Above all she must pay them promptly to
maintain her good reputation. Such close supervision would allow errors to be ...
Not surprisingly, richer peasants planned for and arranged their daughters'
marriages at an earlier age since they had more resources available, whereas
the poor girl with no land and not many goods might find no future except as a
He made public complaint in court, believing that the domestic servants and the
old woman who had nursed him during his illness were responsible, so they
were arrested and put in prison. The court suggested that the knight's own
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This excellent synthesis of contemporary literature explores the activities of women at all social levels in France, England, the Low Countries, and Germany between 1100 and 1500: queens and noble ... Read full review