Daily archives: 20th September 2017


Married Life

So what happened once you were married in the courts of medieval Europe?  The Victorian idea of ‘separate spheres’- men dominating the public world of work and politics, women responsible for the private, domestic life of home and children- does not apply in the Middle Ages. We cannot make a clear distinction between the public and the private, or even between work and home.

An illumination showing the betrothal of a couple by a priest, with joined hands