During the middle ages, the majority of people lived in rural villages rather than urban cities or large towns. But what was everyday life like in a medieval village?
Have you ever been curious about Medieval life? Would you travel back in time if you could? Do you think you would enjoy it? How long would you last? Hear ye, hear ye! The Middle Ages sucked! After 200 years of peace and prosperity under 'Pax Romana,' the Roman Empire fell into crisis and decline. Thus began the Middle Ages, more commonly known as the Dark Ages; beginning towards the end of the 5th century and lasting until the start of the Renaissance in the 14th century.
This action packed, fact filled rampage through the medieval world was filmed in the UK, France and Denmark. Historian and weapons expert Mike Loades goes medieval diving deep into the world of the Middle Ages. From the 5th to the 15th centuries, Mike battles the realities vs. the myths of this extraordinary time crusading for the core of real life while delivering fun-filled facts. From living, working and fighting to how to keep a knight's armor shiny using a vigorous rub of sand, vinegar and urine,
Going Medieval is an expert account of life during medieval times. Mike looks at castle building techniques, knights, medieval travel on sea and land, town life, the arms race between armour and the longbow, hunting, falconry, cooking and feasting, agriculture (including ploughing with oxen), laundry, leeching, the plague, siege warfare and medieval artillery.
An illustration depicting the strict hierarchical structure of the societies of Western Europe in the Middle Ages (c.10th-13th century) based on a tenement-based distribution of the land into units or "fiefs." During a period commonly known as Feudalism,