Puella Docta (fireflowerlass) wrote in little_details,
Puella Docta

An audience with the king

Hey guys. Had a hard time looking this up on Google and wasn't sure where to begin.

My story is fantasy based in medieval/renaissance Europe. A group of three scriveners (a family) are invited to have an audience with the king to discuss a project he wants to commission them for. I'm looking for etiquette that middle-class merchants would go through when visiting the king. They are not members of the royal court either. I am guessing there is a lot of "don't speak unless spoken to," including a lot of bowing, and I'm trying to figure out where they might be received (throne room? private office?), as well as other important details.

Tags: europe: history, ~middle ages, ~nobility (misc)

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