Peasants and Serfs
By: Aubrianna McKee
If you were born a peasant you most likely stay a peasant for the rest of your life.
~ Most of the peasants were farmers, but some were tradesman, such as millers or tavern owners.
~ Most farmers weren't free, so they were called serfs.
~ Men wore tunics, and long stockings, woman wore long dresses and long stockings, children wore the same.
~ Peasants's diets were consisted of whatever was on the land. Bread, porridge, vegetables, and some meat.
~ Peasants lived in towns within their lord's manor. Their houses were built of stone or of branches covered in mud. Roofs were hatched thatched, and the house only had 2 rooms.
~ Peasant children were very poor and did not have many toys. They were usually working in the fields as young as age 2.
~ Religion was very important to the peasants. They believed that their faith could take them to a world that was certainly easier than the world in which they lived.
All in all, I think that a peasants life was very hard.