Medieval social studies life

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  • A town could be heard and smelt from a distance because people don't throw away trash.
  • Peasants usually live in poorly constructed wood houses. Usually they were very cramped with other families! x2 facts.
  • Peasants and other workers also like going to church because it gave them time off of farming and work.
  • Popes and other church leaders were very powerful people and could turn a kingdom against itself.
  • If you were a peasant usually you would go to a church not a cathedral because cathedrals were for the rich.
  • Pickpockets are common in medieval towns and try to steal people money or stuff.
  • Towns are where people live, trade, and beg for resources! Also merchants and other guilds sold here.
  • If someone accused you of something but had no evidence they would do trial by ordeal or trial by combat to see who was right or evil.
  • If you were caught pick pocketing or other crimes you would be sent and the king or lord would decide if you will be hanged or put in stocks
  • In trial by ordeal you would be tied up and thrown into a well if you floated you would be a witch and killed or thrown into a dungeon. If you sank your were innocent. Either way you die.
  • Dungeons were usually crowded places and full of disease and bad living conditions. Families or friends would be the only ones who would supply food.
  • In trial by combat two people fought and god would pick the winner.
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