What was a summoner in medieval times?

Answer A medieval summoner served the Church in England and Scotland, representing its legal interest abroad. In the 14th century, the famous medieval English poet Geoffrey Chaucer described the role of ... Read More »

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What did people eat in the medieval times?

During Medieval Times, or the Middle Ages, people often lived in small farming communities that were owned by a lord. Under this system, peasants often lived more difficult lives and ate simpler me... Read More »

What was a jester in medieval times?

A jester was a professional entertainer for kings and noblemen in medieval times. Court jesters read poetry, juggled and told jokes to amuse royalty. Jesters also had the rare freedom to mock lords... Read More »

What did a king do in the medieval times?

During the Middle Ages, after the collapse of the Roman Empire, kings exercised absolute rule over the lands they controlled. Kings collected taxes, led armies and oversaw the medieval system of la... Read More »

What was a serf in medieval times?

In Medieval times, serfs were tenant farmers who were bound to a Lord. They were tied to a hereditary plot of land, and it is this tie to a piece of land which differentiates them from slaves. Serf... Read More »