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A Day in the Life of a Medieval Miller

Chaucer's Canterbury Tale
by alex cormier on 13 December 2012

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Transcript of A Day in the Life of a Medieval Miller

A Day in the Life
of a
Medieval Miller By: Alexandra Cormier
Period 6 Place In Feudal System: Job Role A Miller's Life How they were Paid Works Cited: Necessary Tools SAHS HC The awkward In between
more successful than the peasants but not successful enough to be a knight or noble
They still have to serve for the noble class Considered an "agricultural laborer"
worked in a grain mill
made flour and baked bread
worked on the Lords estate
Rented the mill from the Lord by year
payments made by grains eared throughout the year.
sometimes would be a baker as well
started the day early
Mills, Quern-stone, Watermills and Windmills
Their tools had to be cleaned weekly and sometimes daily during the summer season.
One twelfth or one sixteenth of grains they grew
Some stole their pay before they were paid so they received double. Terry, Allyson, and Kacey Marton. "Millers." Mcatmaster.com. Allyson Terry and Kacey Marton, 11 Apr. 2003. Web. 10 Dec. 2012.
Various. "Medieval Miller." Http://www.medieval-life-and-times.info/medieval-life/medieval-miller.htm. Medieval Life and Times, 20 Dec. 2011. Web. 11 Dec. 2012. Alexandra Cormier
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