Employed officials called Bailiffs, to collect the rents, and make sure that the serfs did not try to cheat them. The day-day jobs were organized by the reeves, a type of farm manager. The senior official s named Steward, which the Bailiffs and Reeves had to report to him (the senior official). They had to rule all over the peasants to make sure they were all doing there duties. Lord’s hunted. It was good training for war.
The nobility had a chance to Eat a far greater variety of foods than the peasants. These foods included of roasted quale, geese, swan, pig, deer, wild boar cooked on a spit and pots of stew. Servants cut the meat & fish in small portions. They ate with knives, spoons and their fingers. Food was served on thick slice’s of stale bread. At the end of a meal a servant would collect left over food into a basket and deliver to the poor.
Lords could afford fine fabrics such as silk for their clothing. All there clothes were measured and made by tailors. Only the most powerful nobles were aloud to dress in purple silk or gold or silver cloth. Ladies wore fine fabric tunics in many colours down to their ankles and some sort of head dress.
Nobles often played games and sports that kept them in training for war or other military activities. The main sports available to the upper class were jousting, hunting, hawking and royal tennis (males). Men and women also enjoyed board games, feasting, dancing, being entertained, minstrels, acrobats and jesters.