What was a medieval lady?
During the medieval times, a medieval lady had a very important status in society. She was second to the lord of the manor and also looked after the affairs of the estate in his absence. In her free time, she mingled with other ladies and indulged in various pleasures such as reading, sewing, music and dancing.
At what age did medieval people marry?
In the Middle Ages children were married at a young age. Girls were as young as 12 when they married, and boys as young as 17. The arrangement of the marriage was based on monetary worth. The family of the girl who was to be married gives a dowry, or donation, to the boy she is to marry.
What were the advantages of living in a town in medieval times?
What were the advantages and disadvantages of living in a medieval city? The advantages were that living in a Medieval community you would have more protection and more goods. The downside is that you might also suffer more disease and crowded conditions.
What did a medieval house look like?
ost medieval homes were cold, damp, and dark. Sometimes it was warmer and lighter outside the home than within its walls. For security purposes, windows, when they were present, were very small openings with wooden shutters that were closed at night or in bad weather.
What did a medieval city look like?
The medieval towns usually grew up around a castle or monastery, or followed the contour of a hillside, or a river-bank. As a result, they had steep, meandering streets, with irregular width. As the land available within the walls of the medieval towns was limited, the streets were narrow.
What did most peasants live in?
Farmers and peasants lived in simple dwellings called cottages. They built their own homes from wood and the roofs were thatched (made of bundles of reeds that have to be replaced periodically).
What jobs did medieval peasants have?
Most medieval peasants worked in the fields. They did farm-related jobs, such as plowing, sowing, reaping, or threshing.
What were the worst jobs in medieval times?
Some of the more repulsive or dangerous jobs included fuller, executioner, leech collector, Plague burier, rat-catcher, leather tanner, gong farmer, and sin-eater.
What jobs did medieval nobles have?
Nobleman work in the Middle Ages included financial advising and they would see to all financial aspects of the kingdom, such as taxes and rent that needed to be collected from the peasants. Legal advisors to the king and for the people were an important trade also.
What is the role of a knight?
Knights were professional armored cavalry warriors, some of whom were vassals occupying land form the lords whose armies they served. Whenever a war erupted, the knights were required to fight to protect the Lord, land and the people. The knights and their armies were required to fight a limited period of 40 days.