This article explores the medieval ‘everyday’ through archaeological, microhistorical and creative techniques. Following one day in the lives of a medieval lady of the manor and her family and servants in Faccombe Netherton, Hampshire, in 1198, the article uses excavation, material culture and contemporary texts to find the intersections between the quotidian and the extraordinary. As a result, we see lives of the less well-known in the period and explore the many lived experiences of a manor house. Ultimately the article weaves together the multiplicity of ‘everyday’ experiences and demonstrates the usefulness of embedding creativity and fiction into historical writing.

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