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The detail at right is from a painting from 1410, The Garden of Eden. It shows noble women relaxing in a beautiful garden setting with a variety of flowers. They are engaged in music, berry-picking and reading- all genteel pursuits suitable for a woman of good breeding.
Simple pleasures like flower-picking were available to both peasant women and nobles alike. Board games were available to most women, although elaborate boards and playing pieces were the domain of the wealthy alone. Hawking was a sport which was available to noble women only. Please click the links below for information on the following:
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