Understanding the medieval workday We are taught to believe that our current 40 hours workday is much better than the 19th century 80 hour weeks which, acco
A quick overview of the medieval guilds system, its importance to the formation of medieval society, the benefits that their members enjoyed and its fall.
Dukes, Marquises and counts, all under one king but all of them above everyone else. The one percent ruling the masses, celebrated or feared by all. Aspiring to the highest and inspiring millions. In this third installment we discuss their place in the social strata of the medieval times.
Part two of a series of articles focusing on the social stratification of a feudal medieval kingdom. In this part we explore the middle class of the feudal kingdoms. Freemen living in the cities earning their keep by the merit of their skill and cunning. Artisans and Merchants that glue the society and become the beacons of change and progress
Part one of a series of articles focusing on the social stratification of a feudal medieval kingdom. In this part we explore the lower part of the social pyramid and introduce some of the main concepts that explain the social mobility within a kingdom.