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The Trashy Middle Ages
Transcript of The Trashy Middle Ages
Sanitation in the Middle Ages was absolutely
-Everybody used the same
-It was warm =
The Bathing Process
-Took baths once or twice a
-It was difficult to heat
, get firewood
and that was it!
Don't you wish you could smell history!!!
1 big bucket for
The water was
Everyone uses the
oldest to youngest
-"don't throw out the baby with the bath water"
Not located in their
...so now what?!?!
The content's "gifts" would be flung into the
You yell out: "
Went into the
-Rats, mice, maggots, flies, other insects/bugs, pigs, wild hogs, and stray cats
Sounds like a treat doesn’t it? Mmmm, pudding! Trust me you wouldn’t want to eat this kind of puddin’
Puddin’ Lane was the
quarter in London and it was an unpaved street that ran
The butchers would throw all the
of the animal into the street that they didn’t need (ie: guts, stomach, intestines, eyeballs, skull/brains, etc.)
It would all flow downhill especially when it rained and create at the bottom of the hill a combination of
, trash, and other assorted goodies that became affectionately known as "
Often times didn’t have shoes!
What if they wanted to get some meat? They had to go to the butcher’s quarter right? I’ll let you figure it out!
They would use trenchers as plates. A piece of stale bread. They would reuse the same trencher over and over again until it molded over! Disgusting!
Some were so poor that they would never ever throw any leftovers away. They would scrape off any leftovers into a pot that would be continuously boiling over the fire. For 9 days they would do this until on the 9th day they would eat all of the mixed together leftovers from the previous meals as their meal.
“Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot 9 days old!”
Doctors & Dentists
It did not require a degree!
If you wanted to be a doctor or a dentist you simply placed a sign outside your
stating the fact that you were one!
Blood letting- purposely cutting yourself to let all of the
Doctors thought blood letting would
you of most things
Frequently the doctors bled them too much and they died!
Aren't you glad you live now?!?!
The Romans bathed right?!?
Meanwhile a dentist would just
out bad teeth
Describe conditions in the Middle Ages
(why do we call it the trashy Middle Ages)
Check for examples of Middle Ages in movies!
For example: Beauty and the Beast