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Medieval Cities and Citizens

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Rania Aji

on 25 September 2012

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Medieval Cities and Citizens by Nisa, Kathleen and Rania Where and why medieval towns were founded? Between the 11th and 14th century, just as feudal lords became richer they purchased luxurious objects from foreign merchants.

The feudal lords held fairs and markets, many people gathered.

With the landlord's permission, craftsmen could go to some locations in which could progress into towns. Social order in
medieval towns Who governed the medieval towns?
Monastries where the nuns and monks go if they needed supply.
Water (rivers and streams) were good supply for fish; people also didn't want to walk miles for fish.
At Fords/bridges were many travellers and traders, tax for using it.
Bays were protections of ships against storms, harbour helped in trade.
High Ground is were the good view of the nearby area can be seen,
and they could spot enemies faster and they could get ready with their defence earlier.
Castles are defences against enemies.
At crossroads, there are many people, travellers and traders. In medieval cities there were: Many citizens were poor,
they were dishonest professions, lower rated servants and beggars.

Craftsmen and
merchants are
prosperous citizens. In the medieval towns, sometimes the townspeople had advantages to be able to make their own businesses with the permission from the monarch.

Yet, the way the town was governed over time became different. Now the townspeople rule the town, but not all medieval towns were ruled by the townspeople. Other medieval towns were ruled by the lord for a long time. Medieval jurisdiction Laws and orders were very rough in the medieval England.

Now people believed that the medieval people were only scared if they know the punisment.

The punishments were very serious and brutal at that time Black Death It was all started by epidemic disease which occur because of the filth of the streets, stinking meat and fish, contaminated ale (beer) and polluted well water. In 1348, in Melcombe two ships arrived. One was from Bristol, a sailor had the seeds of terrible pestilence (fatal epidemic disease) from Gascony. The pestilence reached to Bristol, where almost everyone in town perished. It was just sudden death.

The very rich
in the
medieval cities were
only the
tradesmen and the
lords of the town.

Some people worked as chandlers
or civil servants,
with modest incomes. Sources: Punishments: - beheaded
- chop hands
- cut ears
- drowned
- hanged
- quartered
- racked
- burned
- hit by wheels medieval city was a medieval city in York, England medieval gothic cathedral and city medieval city map Klett History Book : Cities, Castles, Churches - The Middle Ages Google medieval womens medieval men medieval children Thank you! castle on a high ground
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