1. People that had a skill or craft in an organization. 2. There were 2 types of guilds- merchant and craft. 3. Provided help and protection and set high standards. 4. Controlled hours of work and set prices.
Disease and Medical Treatment
1. Towns had a market, food and local goods were bought and sold. 2. Bigger markets called fairs were held a couple time a year.3. There big fair people from all over Europe sold different goods. 4. Jews were targeted in Christian markets. 5. Jews became bankers and money lenders.
Crime and Punishment
1. Most homes were small and crowded. 2. Poor families and multiple families and 1 room. 3. Girls married around 15 and boys did same job as their dad. 4. Wealthy homes were big with many floors.
Leisure and Entertainment
1. Towns were very dirty places with no running water. 2. Rats and fleas were common and carried disease. 3. Measles and bubonic plague were common disease.4. Medical doctors used prayer, magic, and herbal medicines. 5. Bloodletting, including the use of leeches, was also popular.
1. Two methods were trial by ordeal and trial by combat. 2. Fines and the stocks were used to punish those found guilty of minor crimes. 3. Those convicted of more serious crimes could be hanged or burned at the stake. 4. Monarchs began setting up a system of royal courts.
1. Townspeople took time off from work to celebrate religious feasts. 2. Fair days included jugglers, dancers, and clowns as entertainment. 3. Guild member paraded and performed plays.