Medieval Life in England

One of the things you may not know about medieval England is that knights start there training at the age of 7.

They take seven years to learn under the mother’s kitchen and household jobs. Then at the age of 14 they had to learn the in and outs of being a knight. A battle for a knight was between two knights usually in single combat and was to the death but your opponent was worth more to you alive. You also usually fought on horseback with a lance. They also had lots of jousting tournaments, Medieval castles during the 11th century were usually made of wood.

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The Tiverton castle was built in 1106 but was rebuilt in 1293. It is still standing today. The manors in medieval England were very different in size. The population during the 11th century was about 2 million people. The two main forms of religion was Roman catholic and Protestant. The protestant religion is a branch of Christianity but has different practices.

Roman catholic religion believed that you had to go talk to the pope and discuss there sin with him and he would go to the father. The church was very important in daily life in medieval England. Siege weapons included the catapult, the battering ram and the fireball launcher. Armor was one of the most important pieces in battle. Melee weapons include swords, daggers, clubs, and maces.

Long range weapons were the bow and crossbow. Most people in England ate bread. Also they ate pottage which is a type of stew with oats and vegetables. A lord’s breakfast would have bread, three meat courses, and three fish courses. A peasants breakfast was dark bread and ale to drink.

A lord’s dinner meal would have three courses but each course may have six courses in it. A peasants dinner was dark bread and cheese. If they were a rich peasant they might get some meat. Only the wealthy people in England wore fashionable clothing. Only people who came from a royal family were aloud to were purple and gold silk on there clothing. Expensive veils were band for lower class woman.

Some of the clothes men wore included tunics, togas, trousers and laced shoes. Girls wore dresses with vibrant colors on them. The boys in Medieval England wore the same thing as the men wore.