Middle Ages Living Conditions.

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  • Created on: 15-10-18 21:57

Middle Ages Living Conditions.

Healthy Life in the Countryside: 

  • Poor ate pottage. 
  • Water from a stream
  • Fire made homes warm
  • Animals made homes warm at night 
  • Human/Animal waste fertilised crops
  • Fertilised crops, better crops, more to eat.
  • Humans wee in cesspit.
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Middle Ages Living Conditions.

Unhealthy Life in Countryside

  • Bad harvest means starvation (Great Famine 1315/16 10% population died)
  • Dirty water menas disease (cholera)
  • Animals pollute stream when drinking from it. 
  • Fulling (stretching fabric with urine) pollutes water 
  • No chimney means smoke, causes lung problems
  • Animal waste causes filth and disease in homes.
  • Midden (rubbish heap in garden causes dirt and disease.                             Used for floor sweepings, Broken pots and Cooking/ animal/ human waste
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Middle Ages Living Conditions.

Healthy Town Life 

  • Conduits gave fresh water to all. 
  • Gongfermers scoop waste from toilets at night and carry away in honey cart.
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Middle Ages Living Conditions.

Unhealthy Town Life 

  • Wealthy ate mainly meat (unbalanced diet) 
  • Crowded towns spread disease easily
  • Waste leaks into water and house cellars
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Middle Ages Living Conditions.

Improvements During Middle Ages 

  • Conduits
  • Rakers
  • Fined if rubbish is outside house for more than 4 days.
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