Village Breakdown

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Inside of a Castle

Home Is Where the Hearth Is

Common Areas

The Entrance to the home. 
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Chapel

Private chapels are often found in the lord of the manor’s home.
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Ladys' Solar

Found in the homes of the upper classes. This would be a place for the lady of the manor to embroider while being entertained with music, poetry, or song. 

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Kitchens

The size of the household would determine the extensiveness of the kitchens. The home kitchen may have areas to make cheese, prepare games, or bake bread and pies.

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Scriptorium

Early in the medieval period, the scriptorium was under the purview of the church. The later periods of the medieval and renaissance period book and scroll production moved toward the secular world. Either way, during the medieval and renaissance period owning a book, was a rare privilege.

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Stables

Hunting and riding are the noble classes’ sport, and good hunting lands are closely watched and guarded against poachers.  

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See Also "Gardens" and "Weaving".

Within the medieval house, daily life rituals centered around the essential tasks of maintaining a kitchen garden for herbs and simple medicinals. Soups, stews, and pottage, along with baking bread, form the home hearth’s staples. Click here to read on!

So Much to Learn. So Much to Share.

There are many roles needed to produce the various interconnected skills and trades within a medieval village.

As the medieval period progressed, these jobs became more skilled and specialized as guilds were formed, creating training and apprenticeships opportunities. Click here to read on!

Guilds & Trade Skills

The Guilds, in the later medieval and renaissance periods, often groups of skilled craftsmen, created and formed a collective known as a guild. Guilds ensured the quality of products, standard practices, and maintained fair and competitive prices...
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Architecture

Architecture during the Medieval times of the Middle Ages saw many innovative changes from the Romanesque style of architecture to the Gothic style of architecture...
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Armory

A Lord of town or small city was required to protect his lands or the lands of the King. To do this, he would have a band of armed fighters. Armour was needed for all levels of people, from townsmen to knights, to protect their village...

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Brewery 

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Blacksmith & Forge

A skilled blacksmith was needed to create tools to farm or swords and armor for war...

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Aviary - The Mews

Medieval Hawking or Falconry was the sport and practice of hunting small wild game or birds with trained prey birds. Bird training applies to falcons and hawks, and occasionally eagles...

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Beekeeping

Bee keeping was a vital part of the village. Bees produce two things that were in much demand in the Medieval and renaissance period– honey and wax...

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The Silk Road

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Weaving

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Paths to Healing

Doctors were often hard to come, and they could usually be found only in large towns, and those living in rural villages had to travel long distances to seek treatment. Within a village, there was often a monastery or herb gardener with medical knowledge of herbs and practices to care for the people’s health. Click here to read on!

Gardens

The medieval garden played a vital role in the life of the village. Gardens provided the vegetables, herbs, fruit, flowers, and grains that were the foundation of the medieval diet...
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Physicians

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See Also "Beekeeping"

Ever Seeking Greater Understandings

There is more to life than work. Society is painted by the beliefs, customs, and celebrations of the region. Community expression in art, music, festivals, and traditions creates a medieval village’s social life. Click here to read on!

Religion

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Monastic Life

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Art

Medieval art is beautiful, expansive and covers a wide range of styles and cultures. Throughout the medieval and renaissance period, religious and secular art is prominent and can be found displayed within churches, cathedrals, as well as in homes and manors...

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Literature

Medieval Literature - The Dark Ages  and the Bards...
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Music

Music had a transition of change and growth from the early medieval period into the later medieval and renaissance period...

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Tavern

While inns provided lodgings for travelers, taverns were drinking houses for the community. A sign founds a local drinking house hung above the door that would display an image of branches and leaves to indicate wine...

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Tourney Field

The creation of the first medieval tournament developed from creating a safer environment to test and train knights...

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Archery

While inns provided lodgings for travelers, taverns were drinking houses for the community. A sign founds a local drinking house hung above the door that would display an image of branches and leaves to indicate wine...

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Valencia Village

Preserving the History of Community

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