The squires and pages in the middle ages acted almost as personal servants of the knights. Apart from their trainings, they looked after the personal needs of their masters, such as cleaning clothes and armoury, delivering messages, waiting on the table etc.

But as the pages and squires used to come from nobility themselves, did they also have personal servants to look after their similar needs? Or the pages/ squires had to do these things on their own?

  • "the pages and squires used to come from nobility themselves"...did they? I find that very hard to believe. The servants for the monarchy might have been nobles in some cases (there was potential for advancement for that) but being a servant for a lowly knight seems very unlikely. Dec 26, 2023 at 16:47
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    I haven't looked into the history myself, but most period fiction I read pages and squires are young male progeny of the nobility, training under an established knight.
    – T.E.D.
    Dec 26, 2023 at 17:20
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    @KillingTime Actual medieval kings and nobles had noble servants. There are records of a household where the highest ranking servant had three servants of his own, and the highest ranking of those three had a servant of his own. By the time you get to knights, sure it's less likely.
    – Mary
    Dec 27, 2023 at 1:53
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    I think that depended a lot on the social status of the squires.
    – Jos
    Dec 27, 2023 at 3:17


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