The Middle Ages began after the collapse of the Western Roman empire around 476 a.c.e and lasted until roughly 1450 a.c.e. There was no central government or law and no army to protect them. The barbarians constantly invaded too. The churches were strong and there was literacy.
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While Europe was amid dark times, poverty, war and disease, China was flourishing, producing new art, science, and literary works. They also went through a war in 220 A.D., after the fall of the Han Dynasty, China fell into a state of unrest and civil war.
At the top there were the lords/kings then below them were the vassles that obeyed them. They were given land for there loyalty, knights who protected the kingdom and lastly there were the peasants who were like slaves.
The churches were the center of life. The church held births, Baptisms, and funerals and more. Almost every manior had a church, and 95% of the population did not know how to read and write so the church taught them by Latin language. The Pope was on top and then there were the cardinals and below them were the archbishops and then the bishops ad on the very bottom were the parish priests.
Daily life in The middle ages was hard. For health is was very bad, you would have no fruit to eat cause it was very rare and so you would get scurvy. The barber was the doctor if you didn't have enough money. You would only shower once a year but if you were rich you would shower once a month. And your clothes were going to be rags or linen.
The men were as tall as 5.7 and had a 50/50 chance to survive past adulthood. The village you would have lived in would be only a population of 400, but at the time there were cities being built like, York had a population of 10,000, Norwich had one of 13,000, and last there was London with a population of 70,000.