Medieval Life

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


The Medieval Manor

The Medieval Manor

Ightham Mote, a 14th-century moated medieval manor house in Kent, photo by Silver149 The parcel of land leased to a Baron by the King was known as a manor. Under the feudal system, the Baron had complete control of the running of the medieval manor provided he met...
Medieval Life – Feudalism and the Feudal System

Medieval Life – Feudalism and the Feudal System

For more information on counter-intuitive facts on medieval life and the feudal system, see Anthony Esolen’s The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization.   The feudal system was introduced to England following the invasion and conquest of the country...
Medieval Towns and Villages

Medieval Towns and Villages

The best site for medieval towns or villages At the time the Domesday Book was compiled in 1087, there were only 18 towns in England with a population of over 2000. Many of these medieval towns were originally Roman towns. But what if you want to establish a new town...
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