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1

How did peasants farm?

The field would be divided into 3. Crop rotation was used for 2/3 fields that would be harvested in autumn and spring. The third was left fallow so that it became fertile the next year. Livestock razed on the third field and provided fertiliser.

2

When were boys considered adults?

15yo

3

When could girls get married

14 and most fell pregnant at age 12

4

How long did the average person live for?

30-35years

5

Married couples would have ___ kids

2 or 3

6

Women: legal rights and independence

They had few legal rights and no financial independence

7

Peasants tasks =

Manual ploughing, sowing, weeding, harvesting and threshing

8

What did male peasants wear?

Tunics with hoods

9

What did female peasants where?

Sleeveless shirt/dress

10

What did housing reflect?

Social status and wealth

11

What were peasants’ house made out of?

Wood and they were quite small

12

Where did towns people buy there bread from an their pies/pastries from?

Bread = baker
Pies/pasteries = cook

13

Who was plague considered a punishment from

God

14

Who did people pray to when they were sick?

God

15

What did ‘doctors’ test of their patients?

Their urine and would test the colour

16

Traveling was _________ in the Middle Ages

Dangerous

17

Who did emperors and kings obey?

The pope

18

What medieval institution was the most important in the Middle Ages ?

The Catholic Church

19

What divided the year?

Religious celebrations

20

What buildings were the tallest?

Churches and cathedrals