Medieval Life

Updated: 3/7/2021
Medieval Life

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  • Guilds
  • Trade and Commerce
  • Homes and Households
  • A boy (sometimes a girl)started training around age 12. They trained with a master, who cared for them as well as taught them. At the end of seven years, the apprentice had to prove to the master that they were a master of the trade by showing them a master peice.
  • Disease and Medical Treatment
  • (Age twelve)
  • At first, in medieval times, people only sold luxuries that the rich bought. As time went on, though, they started to buy necessities, like food. Commoners were becoming customers.
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Rich people and poor people had very diff. homes. The poor had houses with one room which multiple families sometimes lived. The rich had many-floored houses, but they were still not very comfortable.
  • Leisure and Entertainment
  • Disease was a great danger in the Middle Ages. Common ones were leprosy, cholera, smallpox, and scarlet fever. The deadliest one by far was the bubonic plague.
  • People who were thought guilty were put on trial. Trials in the Early Middle Ages were by evidence, but these trials eventually were replaced by combat. Prisoners were often not fed and ill-treated.
  • Children played with toys like balls and hobbyhorses. Festivals were another pastime in medieval times. People also acted out Bible passages, in "mystery plays".