HOLIDAYS & FEAST DAYS
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 dated from 1325 to 1340
froman English manuscript, The Taymouth Hours, shows four
women in the process of gutting a stag. The entire manuscript
shows women hunting, hawking and using bows and arrows to hunt
There is nothing 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 servants to 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.