Medieval Life

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

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


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…

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.…

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…

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, where all land…

Medieval Life – Online Lesson

By the end of this lesson: You will know what the feudal system was and how it worked You will know how people dressed in both the early and late medieval periods You will know what foods were available in medieval times You will know what types of housing medieval…

Medieval Life – Bibliography

Life in the Middle Ages - Mrs Sundra's Class Medieval Guilds - Gloria Betcher Medieval Life in the Hundred Years' War - DENO Partnership Medieval Life - Medieval Life Net Medieval Studies- Online Reference Book Middle Ages- Mostly Medieval This article is part of our larger selection of posts about the medieval period. To learn…

Medieval Punishment: Crimes and Torture

Medieval punishment is a frequent topic of discussion among those who are interested in that particular time period. [caption id="attachment_44396" align="aligncenter" width="300"]  Medievalists.net[/caption] Throughout the medieval period, it was believed that the only way to keep order was to make sure that the people were scared of the punishments given…

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How Did A Medieval House Look In Medieval Life?

The only type of medieval house that survive today are those of the wealthy. They have survived because they were made out of stone. The Medieval House in the Early Medieval Period - Noblemen and Women The medieval house was certainly a class and status symbol. This medieval cottage from the…

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Medieval Food: From Peasant Porridge to King’s Mutton

Medieval food is an interesting topic that should be discussed more. Listen to the audio of this podcast on medieval food here: Medieval food was often plain due to scarcity of resources and limited trade, but on celebratory occasions among the nobility the medieval food could become decadent. The picture…

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Medieval Clothing: Making a Statement in the Middle Ages

For more information on medieval clothing and other counter-intuitive facts of ancient and medieval history, see Anthony Esolen's The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization.   King Edgar of England from 959–975 What you wore depended on who you were in the Medieval period and your rank in the feudal system. If…

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