Medieval Life

Medieval Life

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  • Guilds were organizations that monitored all production and trade. There were two main types of guilds; craft and merchant. In order to become a guild member, you had to be trained for seven years, starting at the age of 12.
  • Goodbye, my daughter. I'm leaving you to be trained in order to become a guild member.
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  • Trading is what drew many people to towns, which helped to grow the towns. People had gradually gone from making their own every day needs to trading things for them. Because of this uprise in spending, merchants and traders became very wealthy and powerful.
  • He could've grown your own orange, but he chose to buy one from me instead.
  • Many towns were small, crowded, and mostly filled with houses of wood. Typically, more than one family would live under one roof and use just one room for all their daily activities, such as working, eating, sleeping and cooking. If you were wealthy, however, you lived in lovely and more spacious homes. Rooms were generally cold and dark, as fire was their only source of heat.
  • It is cold m'lady.
  • Homes didn’t contain running water. People used outdoor privies, chamber pots, and rivers to defecate or urinate in. People also disposed of their garbage in the rivers and canals, then bathed once a week in the same water. People were often ill, as there weren’t as many cures for illnesses during medieval times as there are today.
  • Medieval towns were unsafe. Towns were especially dangerous at night, as there were no sources of light outside to see any sort of threats. Those who’d been accused of breaking the law were kept in crowded and filthy jails, and trials were held by either combat or unsafe tests like being thrown in a well.
  • We're going to throw you into the river. If you float, you are guilty. if you don't you are innocent.
  • To entertain themselves, children played with items like dolls, swords, and hobbyhorses. Adults took part in more advanced things like chess, checkers, and backgammon. There was dancing, sports, card games and more. People gathered on town streets and celebrated together.
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