The Courtier In Medieval Times

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The Courtier Queen Elizabeth I, one of the most famous queens of the late Middle Ages, surrounded herself with powerful intelligent advisors such as Sir Walter Raleigh. Raleigh was a courtier, and his help to - and that of others - Queen Elizabeth maintained order and stability over her reign forty-five years. As a courtier, Raleigh was able to move up in the world and became a favorite of the queen. This, then, was the role of the courtier: to serve the monarchy, by attending the royal court and advising the king and queen on what to say or to give them guidance. The courtier had the privilege of to residing in the palace, and in that way he or she could be close to the king and could be summoned when needed. Through their selection by inheritance, their training, and their respected position, courtiers helped sustain the nobility as the preeminent social class in medieval Europe. One’s status as a courtier was either bought or handed down. When one courtier died his kin would take his place. With enough money, one could even buy his way into the position,which was desirable to many who were rich but did not feel as though their position in society was good enough. Even with all of these ways of becoming a courtier, there was still a possibility an applicant could be turned down for the job. This is because the king…show more content…
Through their education, their services, and their dedication to their job, courtiers made life more bearable at a royal court and profoundly impacted medieval government. A good courtier could secure a place in nobility for themselves. Without the courtiers Today despite them not being called a courtier there are still people who do the same job, such as the president’s advisors and the queen of England who actually has courtiers. A courtier was important to the royal court and to the nobles, although they are almost never remembered without them there would have been chaos in the
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