What did a cordwainer do in the middle ages?
A cordwainer was a person who made expensive items out of soft leather, including soft shoes for wealthy people. Unlike cobblers, who made inexpensive shoes and repaired shoes, cordwainers were typically members of guilds and had permanent shop facilities in large towns and cities.
Some people regard the Middle Ages as beginning when the ancient times ended. Others have the ancient times ending in the middle of the 5th century, and the Middle Ages starting in the 11th. According to the first of these, the time between the ancient times and the Middle Ages is called the Early Middle Ages, but the later usage would have it be called the Dark Ages.
The word "medieval" is the adjective used to indicate something was from the Middle Ages, so the meanings of these two terms are very closely related. The term Dark Ages usually appears as an old designation for the time of about the 5th century to the 11th century. This time is now usually referred to as the Early Middle Ages, and is regarded as the first half of the Middle Ages. After the Early Middle…
The Year 1300 is on the dividing line between two periods called the High Middle Ages and the Late Middle Ages. The period for the Dark Ages is not usually referred to as the Early Middle Ages, which lasted from about 476 to 1000 AD. There are people who refer to the entire time of the Middle Ages as the Dark Ages; it is not a precisely defined term.