Lives of Nobles
The Lives of Nobles
Lords, ladies and knights were called nobles. They had a higher status in feudal society than that of the peasants. The peasants served the nobles and were controlled by them.
A lord had complete authority over his lands and the people who lived on his lands. A lady had very few rights. She was expected to marry whoever her father chose and could be married at an age as young as twelve years old. Her responsibilities were to care for the household, and to bare and raise children.
A knight served his lord during times of battle, which was frequent. He enjoyed more freedoms and rights than peasants, but his life was always at risk.
The castles were beautiful from the outside, but they were damp, smelly, and cold on the inside. They were built to protect the lords and ladies, not to be comfortable.