Archers, Alchemists, and 98 Other Medieval Jobs You Might Have Loved or Loathed Priscilla Galloway

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Archers, Alchemists, and 98 Other Medieval Jobs You Might Have Loved or Loathed by Priscilla Galloway
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A fascinating guide to strange-but-true jobs.If you could go back in time to the Middle Ages, what do you think you would be? A bold knight? A Princess? A Cardinal? In reality, most people did jobs we can barely imagine today. Barbers cut offMoreA fascinating guide to strange-but-true jobs.If you could go back in time to the Middle Ages, what do you think you would be? A bold knight? A Princess? A Cardinal? In reality, most people did jobs we can barely imagine today.

Barbers cut off beards...and sickly limbs- illuminators painstakingly decorated books with gold and silver for their rich lords- gong farmers cleaned out latrines and sorted through the excrement for dropped treasure, like pennies or buttonsThis fascinating and original guide presents 100 careers, described with historical accuracy and the authors renowned wit. Sidebars expound on intriguing elements of medieval life, including the Bayeux Tapestry, Chaucers Canterbury Tales, medieval cosmetics, and torture techniques This book is richly detailed with humorous illustrations that invite exploration and discovery.Key FeaturesUnique look at life in the Middle AgesIntroduction, timeline, additional resources provide added value



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