Flashcards in Everyday life Deck (20):
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.
When were boys considered adults?
When could girls get married
14 and most fell pregnant at age 12
How long did the average person live for?
Married couples would have ___ kids
2 or 3
Women: legal rights and independence
They had few legal rights and no financial independence
Peasants tasks =
Manual ploughing, sowing, weeding, harvesting and threshing
What did male peasants wear?
Tunics with hoods
What did female peasants where?
What did housing reflect?
Social status and wealth
What were peasants’ house made out of?
Wood and they were quite small
Where did towns people buy there bread from an their pies/pastries from?
Bread = baker
Pies/pasteries = cook
Who was plague considered a punishment from
Who did people pray to when they were sick?
What did ‘doctors’ test of their patients?
Their urine and would test the colour
Traveling was _________ in the Middle Ages
Who did emperors and kings obey?
What medieval institution was the most important in the Middle Ages ?
The Catholic Church
What divided the year?