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The Medieval Baker

S.S. Project for Mr.Freeman

Briana Mosley

on 14 January 2015

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Transcript of The Medieval Baker

Workplace and Conditions
A way to get promoted?
Allow them to be rich or poor?
What were the Drawbacks of this Medieval Job?
How far from home?
Job Description
Why was this Job important to society?
The Medieval Baker

Men or Women?
Did they like their job or hate it?
Was this job respectable or disgraceful?
Wakes up early
Knead the dough
Bread ingredients

Rye bread for the poor
White is for the rich
Baked bread after they kneaded
Their Houses Were Cold.......
And Dark
Lighter outside than in the houses walls
Had to go through 4 years of Apprenticeship....
and pass an test before they were allowed to bake on their own
The best and the most honest baker is granted the right to work for the king
Wake up early in the morning
Women and men were allowed to be hired and bake in order to get paid
If they were honest and didn't cheat they were respected and were paid a lot of money
If the baker made the customers pay more for an smaller loaf of bread they would be disgraced when found out,and gain a small amount of money
A baker was paid a farthing a loaf a farthing is $1.65 in U.S. money
The average baker would be paid two or three pence per day,a pence is about two pennies
This job would allow them to be rich and/or poor depending on if they were honest or a liar
During the 15th century a bread-based diet became more common . Bread was more common in wheat-growing regions in the south, while bread made from barley, rye, or oats remained more common in the northern regions.The flatbread was common as provisions for troops.
Wheat was common in Europe and was considered to be the most nutritious of all grains.The white bread was reserved for the upper classes.
In times of grain shortages or famine, grains could be replaced with less desirable things like chestnuts, dried legumes,acorns, ferns,ect.
The bakers houses were usually on bakers lane where the bakery was located
cruel punishment to those who cheated
the government could force bakers to sell bread at a low price
What was the Benefit?
There was really no benefit in this medieval job besides that you can help people,have a home,food,and get paid so you can take care of your family
By Briana Mosley,Austin Varner,and Maddie Miner
cheating resulted in severe punishment
The government could force bakers to sell bread at really cheap prices
The medieval baker liked their job because they had an opportunity to help people and to be able to feed their children and take care of themselves
The women were paid less than the men were paid
Their workplaces would be hot and stuffy
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