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A page is a young male servant. It has been suggested that servant (domestic) be merged into this article or section. ...


In medieval times, a page was an attendant to a knight, an apprentice ranking below a squire. By the age of seven, a young boy served as a page. For seven years, until he was fourteen, the page served a knight. The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... The silver Anglia knight, commissioned as a trophy in 1850, intended to represent the Black Prince. ... If youre looking for the TV show, see The Apprentice. ... In medieval times a squire was a man-at-arms in the service of a knight, often as his apprentice. ... The silver Anglia knight, commissioned as a trophy in 1850, intended to represent the Black Prince. ...


Pages were also servants in castles and great houses or attendants on aristocrats and royalty. According to the International Butler Academy, these pages were apprentice footmen. Unlike the hall boys, these pages performed light odd jobs and were liveried when the aristocrat was entertaining. It became fashionable for young black boys to be decorative pages, placed into fancy costumes and attending fashionable ladies. This article describes the fortified buildings. ... A great house is a large and stately residence; the term encompasses different styles of dwelling in different countries. ... Aristocracy is a form of government in which rulership is in the hands of an upper class known as aristocrats. ... Royalty may refer to either: the royal family of a country with a monarchy royalties the payment made to the owner of a copyright, patent, or trademark, for the use thereof This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A footman is a male household servant. ... The hall boy was the lowest ranked male servant on the staff of a great house. ... A livery is a uniform worn by a civilian person. ... The term Blacks is often used in the West to denote race for persons whose progenitors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan Africa. ... A lady is a woman who is the counterpart of a lord; or, the counterpart of a gentleman. ...


A reference to the servant page is found in the Christmas carol Good King Wenceslaus: "Hither, page, and stand by me, if thou know'st it, telling...." Singing carols: John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together A Christmas carol is a carol (song or hymn) whose lyrics are on the theme of Christmas, or the winter season in general. ... Good King Wenceslas is a popular Christmas carol, in which the king goes out to give alms to a poor peasant on St. ...


This type of page is almost unheard of today outside of royal residences. The quintessential medieval European palace: Palais de la Cité, in Paris, the royal palace of France. ...


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