Medieval town

Medieval town

Medieval townhouses were built from stone or brick and were several storeys high.

History

Keywords

medieval, medieval city, city, dwelling, defensive wall, settlement, centre, trade, lifestyle, marketplace

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Questions

  • Which object was not available for people in medieval times?
  • What service was available in most medieval European towns?
  • What was a popular spectacle in medieval towns?
  • Which vegetable was not available in medieval Europe?
  • Which fruit was not available in medieval Europe?
  • Which dish was not available in medieval Europe?
  • Which vegetable was available in the Middle Ages?
  • Which holiday does not originate in the Middle Ages?
  • Which spice was not used in the Middle Ages?
  • What were stocks used for in medieval times?
  • Which craft did not exist in the Middle Ages?
  • Which craft did not exist in the Middle Ages?
  • Which craft did not exist in the Middle Ages?
  • What was a ´guild´?
  • What does a tanner do?
  • What does a cooper do?
  • What does a cartwright do?
  • Which year is considered to be the beginning of the Middle Ages?
  • Which year is considered to be the end of the Middle Ages?
  • When did the First Crusade take place?

Scenes

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