Practical Medieval Life

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Adze.jpg

Adze

A tool since the Stone Age, used for smoothing wood in hand woodworking and for hoeing in agriculture.

medieval axes tool.jpg

Axe (tool)

a very powerful cutting tool, that also slightly extends the reach of the user.

medieval axes tool.jpg

Axe (tool)

a very powerful cutting tool, that also slightly extends the reach of the user.

medieval axes tool.jpg

Axe (tool)

a very powerful cutting tool, that also slightly extends the reach of the user.

Auger.jpg

Auger

a type of hand-operated drill used to drill holes in wood.

medieval axes tool.jpg

Axe (tool)

a very powerful cutting tool, that also slightly extends the reach of the user.

medieval axes tool.jpg

Axe (tool)

a very powerful cutting tool, that also slightly extends the reach of the user.

medieval axes tool.jpg

Axe (tool)

a very powerful cutting tool, that also slightly extends the reach of the user.

medieval axes tool.jpg

Axe (tool)

a very powerful cutting tool, that also slightly extends the reach of the user.

medieval axes tool.jpg

Axe (tool)

a very powerful cutting tool, that also slightly extends the reach of the user.

medieval axes tool.jpg

Axe (tool)

a very powerful cutting tool, that also slightly extends the reach of the user.

Adze.jpg

Adze

A tool since the Stone Age, used for smoothing wood in hand woodworking and for hoeing in agriculture.

Basic Bullet Points for Living in Europe in the Middle Ages

  • During the High Middle Ages, the population of Europe grew from 35 to 80 million between 1000 and 1347, probably due to improved agricultural techniques and a more mild climate.

  • 90% of the European population remained rural peasants gathered into small communities of manors or villages.

  • Towns grew up around castles and were often fortified by walls in response to disorder and raids.

  • Daily life for peasants consisted of working the land. Life was harsh, with a limited diet and little comfort.

  • Women were subordinate to men, in both the peasant and noble classes, and were expected to ensure the smooth running of the household.

  • Children had a 50% survival rate beyond age one, and began to contribute to family life around age twelve.