The Ghastly Truth About Life in the Middle Ages

Submitted by: LoofahBoy 8 years ago Weird
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Not exactly the noble fantasy we were led to believe.
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Female 25
wow tooth powder and frist blood wow
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Male 1,184
Yeaaaah.. Tudor is not Middle Ages, and EVERYONE should have known this stuff for an extremely long time if they`ve ever had a single competent history teacher..
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Male 2,172
If you want to point out only the flaws of medieval time then of course it kills the fantasy.

It`s like looking at a cute woman but deep down inside you know that she`s as moist as the rainforest down there in the salami patch and it smells a lot like tuna... also when she will become old her breast will fall down and touch her knees... and her breast milk always tasted like homemade yogurt turned bad.

:P

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Male 381
The bloke of Blackader and Timeteam doing Worst Jobs In History was much better, he actualy done the jobs himself.
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Male 455
Alright, now, the post description seemed both wrong in calling this the middle ages, and wistful on the whole.
It`s not really news to me...so I`ll abstain from rating the post, and just leave my boring comment.
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Male 2,113
Tooth powder...(shuter)
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Female 2
The royal arse wiper was actually one of THE most powerful people in the Kings court. He was also really rich. Master of the bath chamber or something.
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Female 2
boring
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Male 12,365
Some people brushed their teeth in the middle ages, using a the chewed end of a twig. Doing that goes back quite a way.

There was a form of tennis in the later bits of the middle ages, 6 or 7 centuries ago. It was quite different to modern tennis, though. I forget the differences, but it was tennis.

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Male 1,002
Waaait wait wait.. hold on a second... There are people who really think people brushed their teeth and played drating tennis in the middle ages?! They dont even try to hide it in movies! Ever heard of jousting? Civilized? JOUSTING?!! No! Not civilized! Jousting!! Ugh.. after typing jousting so many times, it has stopped looking like a word. Jousting.. Jauw Steeng.. Ja hu singt... ahem.. Yes.. Middle Ages. Royal Regions. Jousting. No drating tennis.
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Male 510
Okay, these were, by comparison, glamorous facts about the time period. Seriously, there was a lot more poo to worry about than wiping the king`s balls off.
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Female 358
Glad I wasn`t alive then.
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Male 986
wait, some peoples dont know that?
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Male 45
fact 5:
this video is gay.
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Male 730
noble fantasy my a$$..
never thought it sounded too great! Here`s to morphine! lol
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Male 242
They kinda had the Barber Pole thing wrong...It`s a white and blood soaked bandage that wrap around each other in the wind...not a white bandage around a wound.
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Male 69
I need a royal region wiper!
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Female 83
I thought the fox hunting mention was supposed to be ironic....
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Female 82
"civilized games such as FOX HUNTING ..." yeah, hunting animals for fun, how civilized! sheesh..
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Male 1,788
And yet, modern toothpaste has yet to make its way over to England. Haha, just kidding. Don`t get your panties in a bunch.
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Male 10,440
"Royal Regions"? lmao! that was the best part.
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Male 109
i just wrote a paper on this.
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Male 203
No dragons????? :((((((
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Male 282
@Vandalist
Go to barberpole.com for some good information.

Royal regions. *giggle*

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Female 536
JaundiceCake

That`s EXACTLY what I thought after I watched the video xD

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Female 2,074
Pretty interesting, and good observation, Angilion. Thanks for sharing.
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Male 12,365
cambriaseyes:

I suspect people are thinking of the romantic image of knightly honour, chivalry, intelligent and benevolent noblemen, a majestic and heroic king, graceful and wise ladies, sunny weather, brave soldiers and vigorously healthy citizens living cheerfully on the good land.

Which was mostly made up by writers of romantic fiction, especially in Victorian times and later in numerous films. Life in the middle ages wasn`t all "plague, theocracy, tyrant kings, stinky stinky people", but it certainly wasn`t like the idealised image. Especially if you were a serf.

Bernard Knight`s "Crowner John" series gives a good impression of daily life in a city in England in the last years of the 12th century, neither romanticising nor demonising it and telling it from the point of view of the county coroner (who was well off for the time, a requirement of the position). They`re good crime novels, too.

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Male 12,365
starrystar10:

The dark ages were an early part of the middle ages, but not all of it. The dark ages are badly named. They`re "dark" in the historical sense, as very little documentation from them survives (the dominant cultures in the west in those days had an oral tradition rather than a written one), but the name gives the impression of times of horror and tyranny.

And yes, hardly anyone other than clergy could read or write, but that was still true in Europe until later than the dark ages. Christian clerics preserved a great deal of learning in written form for centuries.

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Female 2,144
I Already Knew Most Of This Stuff, Quite Interesting Really.
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Female 338
Um...Who thought that the middle ages were "noble"? I always thought the general public opinion of the middle ages was "plague, theocracy, tyrant kings, stinky stinky people".
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Male 1,455
sexy....
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Male 962
^ i notice that too.
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Male 151
"civilised games like foxhunting" You call that civilised, whore
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Male 2,076
royal regions? :/
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Male 34
The first part was the most interesting, but I find it sort of hard to believe.

Does anyone have proof that`s where barber poles come from? I`m just curious.

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Male 52
clever-chan i beleive the Royal regions are his balls not his ass
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Male 1,036
no-bull
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Female 5
ye, middle ages was the dark ages weren`t they? And thats when they couldn`t read or right or stuff like that I think. Shakespeare was from the Tudor period, or at least the Elizabethan
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Male 244
I wanna be king.. ahh that would be the life!
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Male 962
thats was tudors not the middle ages, nice guess thoug.
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Male 429
Tooth powder...wonder what that tastes like...
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Female 781
No anesthesia! I`m so glad I live now...
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Male 4,246
I suddenly must brush my teeth.
For an hour or so.
Blech.
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Female 345
Eew... how would you like to be the royal asswiper?
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Male 36
gross but the fighting game was cool
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Female 674
Royal regions.
-quiver-
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Male 3,301
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