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It seems that sometimes noble women did hunt, although illustrations showing women doing so are limited and it's a little hard to see what is for the sport of hunting and what is representing hunting for food.

One image, source unknown below but most likely early 14th century, shows four women in the process of gutting a stag. There isnothing to indicate by their dress whetherthey are noble ladies or lowerclass girls who are searching for food, although I would suspect that noble ladies would have servantsto get the stag for them. Working class ladies would be more likely to be tied up with home duties than be out on a group hunting party, so the context of this image remains unclear.

 

 

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