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The Medieval Times
Transcript of The Medieval Times
ages Most people in the Middle Ages wore woolen clothing,
with undergarments made of linen. Brighter colors,
better materials,and a longer jacket length were usually
signs of greater wealth . The clothing of the aristocracy and wealthy merchants tended to be elaborate and changed according to the dictates of fashion. Towards the end of the Middle Ages, men of the wealthy classes sported hose and a jacket, often with pleating or skirting, or a tunic with a surcoat. Women wore flowing gowns and elaborate headwear, ranging from headdresses shaped like hearts or butterflies to tall steeple caps and Italian turbans. what a pesont woman would wear in the medieval time . What a wealthy women would wear
from the middle ages see the difference take one more look Games throughout the Middle Ages There were many games children played during the Middle Ages and they are still played today:
Hide and seek
Queek- played by using chessboard & children would throw pebbles on board calling out certain words.
Bowls- Rolling balls on lawn. Both adults and children were allowed to play it.
Tug of War
Fishing, wrestled for fun or swam. Jousting was one of the battle games, where two knights mounted on horses. They wore armour with a lance in their hand .
Held in Medieval tournaments to amuse audience.
The knights attack at each other trying to break opponents weapon, shield or armour. Battle Games Peasants in medieval times wore such garments as Stockings
and tunics for men and women wore long gowns and wimples
to cover their heads.
Their outer clothing was not changed very often but their
undergarments where washed regularly.
The smells of everyday life, such as wood smoke acted as a
deodorant for their clothing.
Peasant women made many of the clothing by spinning wool in to threads. What to eat during Medieval Time? the peasents didnt have much clothing to choose from their wardrobe would only consist of well...nothing.
the colour wasn't even that diverse either.but on the other hand... the wealthy woman's clothing was more appealing to the eye . and it had some contrast as well. Food was never the issue for nobilities and neither was diet but it was survival for peasants. There were vast amount of food to eat, mostly meat but fresh fruit and vegetables were hardly ever eaten.
This caused a lot of problems
(skin diseases, bad teeth, scurvy
and rickets). arts and entertainment The diet of noble families were large and highly spiced. Spices were cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, saffron, cardamon, coriander.
Bread was popular especially manchet made from wheat flour.
Many kinds of meat were available to a wealthy family. If they lived close to freshwater or river, they could consume a lot of fish.
Rich families never had dairy products because they were never considered important except cheese.
Little fresh fruits were eaten but most of the time they were served in pies and preserved in honey.
Small amounts of vegetables were used for meals and these were only onion, leeks and garlics.
The people of medieval times loved to drink and the
rich always drank various types of wine. The Upper Class Diet The Lower Class always consumed what they had grown at home. They couldn't afford spices and meat. However they didn't have permission to hunt for animals as it would have resulted in punishments.
They normally had rye or barley bread, dairy products, meat and fish if they were lucky.
Pottage was another usual meal they had which was a thick soup consisted of onions, cabbage, garlic, nuts, berries, leeks, spinach and parsley.
Often water was dirty so they drank ale, mead or cider. The Lower Class Diet Daily meals were served at certain times for the wealthy classes:
Breakfast- served between 6am to 7am
Dinner- Served at midday between 12pm to 2pm
Supper- was an important meal and was served between 6pm to 7pm accompanied by entertainment. Daily Meals for the Nobilities Bibliography: http://home.comcast.net/~peapod/medieval_games.htm