How would you address someone in Medieval England?
I mean in the way of Miss, Mr, Mrs or Ms, and from one lower-class person to another. Or did they not use titles such as these in those days? Also, if it's not actually known how the lower-classes referred to each other back then - as those who were literate were more of a minority, so not much might have been recorded - then please answer to say as much. Anything would be helpful! Thanks in advance, -Charlie :-)
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By their given name (first or christian name) by their family name or by their trade/profession... More
Answered By: Robin - 6/24/2012
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It would be Master or Mistress, from where our Mr., Mrs., and Miss derives. Another less common form of address was Goodman or Goodwife. When I was young ( many, many years ago ) in the late 50's early 60's young boys were referred to as Master, usually on letters.
Answered By: Derek - 6/24/2012
Your majesty= king or queen Your holiness= pope Your eminence= cardinal Your grace= bishop, archbishop, duke father= priest Magister, magistress from Latin for 'teacher' became Mr. and Mrs. Dear lady, lord, duke acceptable if you could write.
Answered By: Art - 6/24/2012
Goodman Goodwoman or possibly "Goody" Master Mistress
Answered By: Bobby D - 6/24/2012
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