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Life of the Royalty

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FC: Kings, Queens, Lords, Livin' it up! | By Natalie Maroun & Brooke Iobst

1: Kings, Queens, Lords LIVIN' IT UP | By Brooke Iobst & Natalie Maroun

2: This Mixbook is dedicated to Mrs. Torpey thanks for being a great teacher!!!!

3: Table of Contents | ~Castles 4 ~Daily Life of the Royals 5 ~Food 6 and 7 ~Dressing Royal 8 and 9 ~Kings 10 ~Queens 11 ~Lords and Ladies 12 ~Knights 13 ~Primary Source 14

4: Castles | Castles were were built as protection for the Kings, Queens, Nobles, and other upper-class. Most castles were made out sometimes stone and had Gothic features on them, some of the features were gargoyles and Gothic arches. Castles were usually built on top of a hill, if one was handy. That way, the lookout guards could more easily spot attackers approaching. A moat was around most castles and had drawbridges running across them and would be raised during an attack. | Some examples of part that are included in a castle are, castle moats, murder holes, drawbridges, portcullis, loopholes, gatehouses, and many more.

5: Daily Life of the Royals | Entertainment A royal or rich person's entertainment in the middle ages normally centered around jousting and feasts or banquets. During feasts and banquets, musical entertainment was provided. Afterwards, there were normally minstrels, troubadours, jesters, acrobats, fire-eaters and conjurers. | Royal tournaments and hobbies included kick boxing and many forms of fighting. Two favorites were consistently the joust and the melees. They were both rough sports because many knights died and many horses bolted in panic. Some ran into the audience and killed onlookers. Yet still, the tournaments were a most popular form of entertainment in the Middle Ages. | Tournaments | Hobbies | &

6: Foods | Some of the foods eaten by the royalty were fruit, vegetables, bread, meat, fish, and big game. | Fruit | Fruit, was usually served in pies or was preserved in honey. | Some examples of fruit are: Apples, oranges, lemons, apricot, quince, peaches, cherries, strawberries, raspberries, red currents, melons, and pomegranates. | Vegetables | Some of the vegetables eaten by upperclassmen were: Onions, garlic, and leeks. These vegetables would have graced a nobles table.

7: Bread | The upperclassmen ate a bread called Manchet, which was a bread loaf made of wheat flour. | Meat | Only Lords and Nobles were allowed to hunt deer, boar, hares, and rabbits. | Big Game Birds | This type of food was eaten by the royalty. The birds were, heron, the crane, and the crow, which were the best birds.

8: Dressing Royal | In Medieval Europe, the upper-class and women wore cloaks and belts. The ladies wore dresses and wore hats and many hair accessories. They also wore tunics, togas, laced sandals, and trousers.

9: Here are some examples of how the upper-class and women dressed in the middle ages.!

10: Kings | The kings were the highest ranking of the heirarchy. They owned all of the land, gained the most amount of food, and, in the beginning, was the chosen as the best knight. The rules eventually changed and was then passed down to the eldest son in the family. If there are no sons, then the title would go to the male brother or cousin of the King. Kings were in charge of keeping things in order, training their army, and keeping track of money. Many kings spent money on childish things or used it all on their army, which caused bankrupt of the kingdom. King Richard the Lionharted had problems with money. He spent all of his money on the Crusades. His brother, King John, inherited the throne, and the outrageous bill from his brother. King John lost most of his territory and ruined his kingdom. This shows that being a king is not only a priviledge and an honor, but also a responsibility.

11: Queens | The Queens were also upper-class and were high ranking in the heirarchy. The queen was a very important person in the castle as well, she had many duties such as supporting the king, which meant mending and sewing his clothes,pay homages to the poor, oversee the education of any daughters they might have, and many more.\A queen would be taught privately at a young age in arts, religion, and languages as well.

12: Lords & Ladies | \ Within the fief the king owned, the lord had nearly total authority. He was the judge and jury whenever a dispute needed to be settled. He was also the judge and jury for dispute between his various vassals. | A woman's job in the middle ages was to have children and to take care of the household. Noblewomen had no rights. They were the property of their husband. Noblewomen were not allowed to choose their own husbands. Their fathers chose a husband for them.

13: Knights | 1 The Right Connections\ 2 Upbringing 3 The Page 4 The Squire 5 The Knight The Five Steps to Knighthood | Knighthood training was a long process. The training began in early childhood, when good manners and basic education was taught at home. At age 7, young boys were sent to lords and castles to begin their knighthood training. | THE DUTIES OF BEING A KNIGHT were to serve the nobles, kings and queens. | DUTIES: | TRAINING: | STEPS:

14: Primary Source | Date: July 19th, 2012 Place: Classified Today, my team and I have been called to XXXXXXX for an amazing discovery! We have found a buried city from the Medieval time period! The things we pulled from the rubble all came from Royalty. We have found many silk blankets, expensive jewelery,and oil paintings of Kings and their families. With many of these artifacts, we can expand knowledge of our ancestors! Some of our team members have found the castle of the ancient manor. we can see many of the details and artwork that the people put into building this structure. We can find many of the murder holes and arrow loops. I have noticed some arrows stuck in the ground, and they are different in their own ways. This shows that many different groups have tried to attack this manor. We also can see the stables where they must've kept the war horses. We have found many suits of armor lying around the stables. This must show that their army was very large. Finally, their are many arena type structures with jousting outfits lying around. We can see that some royalty enjoyed jousting and other events like kick boxing. I am amazed with everything that has lasted throughout the years and I am excited to come back and discover more about this manor. -Professor Lindensnap

15: Thank you for reading all about the upper-class in the middle ages. We hope you liked it.!

17: Works Cited Eachrern, Sally M. Midieval World. Danbury: Groiler Education, 2001. Print. Gorsline, Douglas W. What People Wore; a Visual History of Dress from Ancient times to Twentieth-century America,. New York: Viking, 1952. Print. Gravett, Christopher. Castles. New York, 1944. Print. Hyslop, Stephen G., Bob Somerville, and John M. Thompson. Eyewitness to History: from Ancient times to the Modern Era. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 2011. Print. L.K., Alchin. "Entertainment in the Middle Ages." Middle Ages. Http://www.middle- ages.org.uk. Web. 09 Nov. 2011. .

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