They worked long hours every day just to ensure that their family had a roof over their head and food to eat.
Serfs were required to stay with the land and had to work several days a week for the lord of the manor.
Peasants generally had only one set of clothing and it almost never was washed.
Peasants generally lived off the land. Their diet basically consisted of bread, porridge, vegetables and some meat.
Many peasants died when the weather was too wet or too dry. If their crops didn’t grow, they did not have food to eat.
Houses were constructed of stone or of branches covered with mud and straw.
Men were the head of the household and the wife was his property — to be treated in any way he wanted.
They believed that faith could take them to a world that was certainly easier than the one in which they lived.