Public Health in late Medieval towns and monastries (GCSE OCR B History)

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Why was Public Health good in Medieval Monastries?
They needed clean water for religious purposes and cleanliness and some had public infirmaries
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How did Medieval Religious Institutions pay for their clean water?
They were rich and powerful, so could afford long-distance water piping
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What happened to Medieval Monastry Public Health as towns grew richer?
Their health standards dropped as respect for the church declined
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What did wealthy Medieval Townsmen begin to do as Monastry PH dropped?
Fund public privies
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How did Medieval town authorities improve the roads/marketplaces?
Putting taxes on people to pave marketplaces, made better trade and idea spread nationwide
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How did Medieval town authorities deal with dung heaps?
Moved them to the edges of the towns, so less chance of bacteria spreading
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How did Medieval town authorities deal with dumping waste?
Naming and shaming offender, helped make a purer water supply
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How did Medieval town authorities deal with poor-quality meat trading?
set up guilds which made food standardiding. Helped to have safer food.
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What happened in London in 1385?
A warden was appointed to check London's streets and the Thames' banks for waste dumping/
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What happenes in London in 1415?
Moorgate latrine was rebuilt- it had flooded the area with sewage.
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What happened in 1430s London?
The city was supplied with clean spring water and new latrines, rich paid for it in wills.
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How did Medieval Religious Institutions pay for their clean water?

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They were rich and powerful, so could afford long-distance water piping

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What happened to Medieval Monastry Public Health as towns grew richer?

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What did wealthy Medieval Townsmen begin to do as Monastry PH dropped?

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How did Medieval town authorities improve the roads/marketplaces?

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