Troubadour, Jester, or Page


Career choices were limited for kids in the Middle Ages, many many centuries ago. Most boys did whatever their fathers did, whether the fathers were farmers, blacksmiths, or merchants. Most girls got married early, raised a family, and kept house. But there were some exceptions for boys and even a few exceptions for girls. Some of the other career possibilities included troubadour, jester, page, trobairitz, and jongleur. But what were these occupations, and how did a boy (or girl) get to be one? This book has the answers.