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Ladies-in-waiting and Maids of Honour

In this edition of Teasel's Tudor Trivia, rescue dog Teasel and historian Claire Ridgway share information on ladies-in-waiting, the girls and women who served queens consort and queens regnant in the Tudor period.

What was the difference between a lady-in-waiting and a maid of honour? What did ladies-in-waiting do? Did they get paid or rewarded?

Find out all about Tudor ladies-in-waiting from Claire and Teasel.

Book recommendation: Ladies in Waiting: a history of court life from the Tudors to the present day by Anne Somerset.

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Ladies-in-waiting and Maids of Honour