Throughout the medieval time period intellectual life suffered greatly, and it is visible in how the people lived. Due to this, life of the lower classes were incredibly different from those of a higher class. One of the major way the two classes were seperated was the food that they ate and even how they ate it at times. Throughout history food has always been a key to wealth and the higher class, and the medieval times were no exception. The peasants, the lowest class harvested the fields and ate some of what they collected while some of it went to those they harvested for.
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By Victoria Bell For Mailonline. New evidence suggests that the fern leaf tea was used to treat ailments such as dandruff, alopecia and kidney stones during medieval times. Archaeologists uncovered the body of a male dating back to the ninth or tenth century where traces of cells from the leaves were found in the plaque of his teeth. Today, ferns are used throughout the world to cure various ailments including wounds, stomach aches, snakebites and even mental disorders. The man is believed to have been aged between 21 and Pictured are his teeth, which were analysed as part of the new study.
Was love so bad in the middle ages, I mean, compared to today? I guess this image is akin to modern day online dating, hedging your bets and see who actually falls into the net. She certainly had a lot of possible suitors to pick from. Or is he a date crasher? God would send one down.
Every age has a tendency to look back at older generations and judge the customs, beliefs and traditions of the time. However, it is fair to say that there are few periods in history that we regard as strangely as we do the Middle Ages. The Middle Ages have been stamped an unlucky time to be born and popular consensus is that people were poor, food was dull, everything was dirty, and for the vast majority of it the population was dropping like flies.