Life in The Castle Life in a medieval castle involved making your own entertainment and following the latest fashions. Want to find out the latest fashion trends in Norman Eye? Scroll through the gallery to find out more. Playing a harp and singing. Medieval musician playing the recorder. The knights had squires (trainee knights) to help them put on all the layers of protective clothing and armour. This is a heavy jacket stuffed with wool which was worn beneath the chain mail. The servants had a hard time. Imagine washing clothes in a wooden bucket with soap made from lime and ground up animal bones! This Norman lady wears her hair fashionably long and even has a hairpiece made from horsehair! Just like celebrities today with their hair extensions! Musicians were an important part of castle life entertaining the lords and ladies and even inspiring the knights in battle. Hunting dogs were highly prized along with falcons and were used in Eye Park. People passed the time playing board games like Nine Men’s Morris. If they couldn’t afford a special board to play, they would often scratch the layout onto a piece of wood or stone seat and use pebbles as gaming pieces.