a medieval minute: nuns

A nun praying.

A nun praying.


a saint teaching or preaching to other nuns.

A saint teaching or preaching to other nuns.


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A nun working on a manuscript. A nun working on a manuscript.

The main occupation of nuns during the middle ages was praying. But their duties included traditional woman’s work such as spinning and embroidery. Some nuns illuminated manuscripts, composed music, or taught. The life of the nun wasn’t all work though, as the illustration of nuns and monks playing ball illustrates.

nuns

To learn more about medieval nuns:
http://www.lordsandladies.org/medieval-nuns.htm

My medieval novels are available on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Viscounts-Daughter-Narbonne-Inheritance/dp/1492113301

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About medievalphyllis

I love history and I love writing. I've been working on an historical novel about a medieval viscountess, Ermengarde of Narbonne since 2009. It has been quite a journey and the journey isn't over. Previously I written 6 historical novels for kids, but this is a new challenge.
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