A MEDIEVAL WOMAN'S LIFE -
AT HOME - BIRTHS - WEDDINGS - DIVORCE - DEATHS - MANNERS - EDUCATION
- EMPLOYMENT - RECREATION
- ITEMS OF CLOTHING - DRESS ACCESSORIES
FABRICS & SEWING
HEALTH & HYGIENE
MY TAILOR'S WORKSHOP
HOLIDAYS & FEAST DAYS
was an extremely popular pursuit amongst noble women who could
afford the cost and upkeep of birds and the staff to care for
them. Falconry was not a sport for the income-challenged.
image detail at right shows a woman with her bird of prey and
hawking glove. It comes from the Holkham Bible of 1325-1335.
Some hawking illustrations, like the German manuscript Manesse
Codex from 1300-1320, shown at left, also show women on horseback
riding while out hawking.
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