Medieval townships – Jessica Liemantara 8BPosted: November 23, 2011
The villagers houses are much different from people in the manor. The walls are made out of Wattle and Daub. If you are wandering what are they made out of or how they are made is, it’s thin branches of wood wovened and covered with Daub. Daub is a mix of clay, ox hair and dung. Some villagers have two rooms and some has only got one room. Their houses are often crowded, mostly in winter. Their houses are mostly crowded is because their cow sleeps at the end of the room. The floor is nothing but a flat surface. They’ve got a wooden chest where they keep all their items. In the middle is a fire to keep them warm during winter it’s like what we’ve got at home except it’s a heater and smoke doesn’t come out of it. The most important thing or item they’ve got at home is a Skillet a Skillet is a pot made out of Bronze they use it to cook Pottage that’s basically what they eat. They’re usually hungry mostly in winter when their foods starts to finish. Marriage is not up to the women but it’s up to their fathers decision. Women were asked to help out in the fields and cook for their family. Villagers don’t live as large as the people in the manor but they are sure to be grateful for what they’ve got. In the diorama shown there are poop on the floor it is because in medieval times villagers throw out their rubbish, waste and poop out the windows. The rain usually washes away the rubbish to a certain area. In the city village there’s a church and shops, the area is often very busy.
For a banquet they serve foods such as oxen, pigs, sheep, geese, swans and peacocks. The foods served are spicy. The spicy things used are from the east. The things used are very expensive. For drinks there are Ale and wine fromFrance. Plates and bowls are made out of Pewter. They eat mostly with there fingers instead of using a knife, spoon or a fork. As you can imagine People who live in a manor have more rooms than a villager and the manors bedrooms are much nicer than a villagers room. People who live in the manor are living large.The manor is the opposite of a villagers house. Just because manor people are living large doesn’t mean there weren’t any problems for example keeping warm was hard because the manor is made out of stone and not much light came into the house.
A villeins clothing is a tunic an leggings. In winter villeins wear a hood that covers their head and shoulders so they would be warm. The cloth used is called a coarse wool it’s an itchy cloth. Some wear wooden shoes and some wear a cloth that cover their feets. Wealthy people just buy’s leather shoes. Some children’s don’t wear shoes at all. Some villeins wear sheepskin and some use sheepskin as a bed cover if they’ve got one. Some villeins carry with them is a spindle which is used to make yarn.
Wealthy people wear fine wool made by professional weavers in Malmerbury in Wiltshire. Wealthy people can also afford other fabric such as silk, velvet and linen. Some the fabrics are woven by Belgian craftsmen who are good at what they do. Wealthy people wear bright coloured clothes the colours are made from fruits and bugs, and are very expensive. Women wore long dresses. When they go to a banquet they wear tall hats. Men wore short tunics with cool sleeves and tights. Wealthy people have more clothes than others.
By: Jessica Liemantara 8B.