late middle ages
by georgia gregory block 3
activity #1 medieval towns
Roles Of Markets/fairs: Both markets and fairs exposed exotic goods. They were places for people to meet (like a gathering place). Both exposed trading. People learned that they could make and sell things which brought finely crafted good from far and wide.
Sanitation/Cleanliness: Streets were filled with garbage because people would routinely emptied pots and garbage on the streets. Streets often had open sewers and pigs running freely at night to eat all the garbage.
activity #2 technologies
Example of a Famous Castle: Blarney castle
Life in a castle: life in a castle was harsh. Life began at sunrise when the guard blew the days start on a trumpet. meals were cooked in large kitchens. Each royal had their own room and a couple servants to help them. Each meal of the day is eaten together. Holidays were breaks from work.
Role Of Jousting: a way of practicing battle. it was also a fun way to pass time for boys. it taught knights how to ride horses and It was also a great way of entertainment.
Chivalry: was the quality's and behavior of a knight. it was like a moral system.it was bravery and honour.
The Code Chivalry: it was to live in honour and glory, to fight for welfare of all, obey those placed in authority and to speak the truth.
Siege Weapon: ballista- it was like a giant cross now.it wasn't exactly long range, it toke a long time to load, and it wasn't very useful.
activity #3 culture
Food and Drink
-Most people ate bread, although only the richer could afford to grow white bread, so peasants mostly ate barley.
-Pigs were the peasants main support of meat
-People would eat black pudding which consists of sheep blood, milk, animal fat, onions and oatmeal.
-People would drink water from the river although it was very unpleasant to drink, and milk which didn't stay good for to long. The most common thing to drink was ale which toke while to brew.
-People couldn't sell beer/ale unless they had permission from the lord.
-Breakfast was eaten between 6-7 in the morning, and peasants ate at sunrise.
-Dinner was from 12-2 in the afternoon, peasants ate from 11-12
-Supper the biggest meal and usually had multiple servings, usually eaten at 6-7 in the evening. Peasants ate at sundown.
-Woodwind instruments were popular in the middle ages.
-Middle age music stems from Jewish musical traditions.
-It was about 1300's when musical composers became known for their pieces of work.
-Medieval music would have sounded close to what we call classical music now a days.
-The music that was played in the 1400's to 1500's was traditionally slower and composed, but on special occasions such as royal wedding and kings events faster more dance-along music was played.