The Medieval Village

Villages were only built near a stream or spring because they needed to be close to water. Houses were dotted along a little dirt road. Some of these houses were […]

Feudalism

Lords and Vassals For safety and for defense, people in the Middle Ages formed small communities around a central lord or master. Most people lived on a manor, which consisted […]

Childbirth & Infancy

In medieval times childbirth could be a time of either great joy or great sorrow. Mortality rates for both mother and baby were high, and many children who lived through […]