my year in middle
Period: Jan 1, 1250 to Dec 31, 1250
Jan 4, 1250
falling in love and marriageGrooms, on the average, were much older than their brides. Noble women sometimes didn't marry until the age of 24, but this was rare. More than 3/4 were married before they reached 19. By today's standards, western Europe was inhabited by the young, with more than half of the population under 20 years of age.
Jan 6, 1250
medieval houseHouses of poor country people were one story and had dirt floors, or possibly floors covered with flat stone, if it was easily available. Poor town folk often lived in buildings that had more than one floor. Wealthy people had houses of more than one floor, and the floors would be wood, stone,
Jan 10, 1250
taxation in the middle agesTax in the Middle Ages was known as a tithe, Farmers had to offer a tenth of their harvest, while craftsmen had to offer a tenth of their production.
Feb 20, 1250
mediecal feastThe hall of the old times was the place of choice for a Medieval Feast. It was the place where the household gathered together, and the lords and his dependants sat down in social conviviality. It was there that the harp of the minstrel, and the songs of the troubadours exerted their influence in awakening the better feelings of the warlike baron
Apr 24, 1250
work for womenThe daily life of lower class women in the Middle ages was hard. Women were expected to help their peasant husbands with their daily chores as well as attending to provisions and the cooking of daily meals and other duties customarily undertaken by women. The daily life for peasant women in the Middle Ages is fully described in the following link:
May 25, 1250
health in the middle agesThe Health of the Medieval people of the Middle Ages was threatened by the poor hygiene of the period and the lack of basic medical knowledge. The Middle Ages was devastated by the Black Death in England (1348-1350) which killed nearly one third of the population of England. The underlying cause of many of the Middle Ages Health problems and illnesses was due to the lack of sanitation,