Medieval Life

Articles on everyday life for royalty, tradesmen, and peasants in the Middle Ages (500-1500 AD)


Medieval Life – Lesson Plan

Learning Outcome:To develop knowledge and understanding of life in Medieval Britain. Skills Developed: Knowledge and Understanding; Communication. Introduction: Remind pupils to read instructions carefully and to ask for help if they do not understand. When ready,...

Where Did Medieval People Live?

The only Medieval houses that survive today are those of the wealthy. They have survived because they were made out of stone. This medieval cottage from the thirteenth century, has been reconstructed by the Weald and Downland Museum, Sussex, England. It has two rooms,...

What Foods did the Medieval Peasants Eat?

The peasants’ main food was a dark bread made out of rye grain. The peasants often kept chickens that provided them with fresh eggs. Fish was plentiful and could be obtained from the rivers and streams. The main meal eaten by Medieval peasants was a kind of stew...

What Foods did the Medieval Barons Eat?

Look at the picture and read the text below to find out about the eating habits of the Medieval Baron. The Baron The Baron sat at the head (top) of the table. Less important people would sit on stools or benches at trestle tables lower down the hall. The baron was...

Medieval Clothing Quiz – Answers

Check your answers with the correct answers below: Question 1: Picture 1 C. Early Medieval and rich Picture 2 B. Late Medieval and poor Picture 3 D. Early Medieval and poor Picture 4 A. Late Medieval and rich Question 2: D. (Wool), C. (There were a lot of sheep so it...

Medieval Clothing Quiz

How well have you understood Medieval clothing? 1. Give each Medieval clothing picture the correct caption by choosing either a,b,c, or d Picture 1 a. Late Medieval and rich b. Late Medieval and poor c. Early Medieval and rich d. Early Medieval and poor Picture 2 a....

What Did Medieval People Wear?

What you wore depended on who you were in the Medieval period. If you were rich you would probably own a variety of clothes, in the latest styles and colours. If you were a poor peasant, you may only own one tunic. Although it was possible to obtain silks and other...

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Feudal System Quiz Answers

How did you do? Check your answers below: 1. c. William I 2. c. The King owned all the land 3. a. Barons 4. b. Money and Knights 5. d. Knights 6. c. Military service and protection 7. d. Villeins 8. c. Food and service 9. b. The King 10. c. Villeins...

Feudal System Quiz

How well have you understood feudalism? Fill in the missing words then check your answers. 1. The Feudal System was introduced into England by: a. Tony Blair b. Henry VIII c. William I d. Henry I 2. Under the Feudal System, the King: a. Owned no land b. Owned some of...

Medieval Life – What was the Feudal System?

The Feudal System was introduced to England following the invasion and conquest of the country by William I (The Conqueror). The system had been used in France by the Normans from the time they first settled there in about 900AD. It was a simple, but effective system,...
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