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What did people do in the Middle Ages?

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03/28/2011
  • The daily life of nobles started at dawn

  • Mass would be heard and prayers would be made

  • The first meal of the day was breakfast

  • Lords and nobles would attend to business matters in relation to his land. Reports would be heard regarding estate crops, harvests and supplies. Finances - rents, taxes, customs and dues. The lord would also be expected to exercise his judicial powers over his vassals and peasants

  • Complaints and disputes regarding tenants would be settled, permission to marry etc

  • The daily life of the nobles would include political discussions and decisions

  • As the Medieval period progressed the culture changed becoming more refined and elegant. Time was spent on the arts - poetry, music etc

  • Weapon practise

  • Mid morning prayers and a meal

  • In the afternoon the daily life of nobles turned to hunting, hawking or inspecting the estate

  • Evening prayer and then supper in the Hall of the Castle or Manor House

  • After supper there might be some entertainment - music, dancing, jugglers, acrobats, jesters, etc

  • The time for bed was dictated by the time the Lord or Noble retired

Bedtime prayers

  • The daily life of a peasant started at started in the summer as early as 3am

  • A peasant would start with breakfast, usually of pottage

  • Work in the fields or on the land started by dawn and the daily life of a peasant included the following common tasks

  • Reaping - To cut crops for harvest with a scythe, sickle, or reaper.

  • Sowing - the process of planting seeds

  • Ploughing - To break and turn over earth with a plough to form a furrow

  • Binding and Thatching

  • Haymaking - cutting grass and curing it for hay.

  • Threshing - To beat the stems and husks of plants to separate the grains or seeds from the straw.

  • Hedging - creating boundaries

  • Outside work finished at dusk, working hours were therefore longer during the summer months

  • Peasants made some of their own tools and utensils using wood, leather and the horns from cattle

  • Women generally ate when her husband and children had finished and had little leisure time

And that pretty much covers what folks did in the middle ages, for more info google Middle ages.org.uk hope it helps!