10 facts most people don't know about Medieval Europe

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10 facts most people don't know about Medieval Europe

Postby Galloglaich » Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:26 pm

In the tradition of similar lists on Cracked (tm) and some other sites. (work in progress)

Medieval people were relatively clean - much cleaner than people in later periods.
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Medieval cities were clean and well organized
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Medieval people were not puritanical or repressed
xxx the Victorian era of the 19th Century, and even most of the 20th, was far more rigid

There was a large middle class
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There were many democratic institutions and societies
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Women were not universally repressed
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Medieval people were educated
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public schools

Knights in Shining armor knew what a gun was
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Witches were not commonly burned or persecuted
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Medieval people travelled widely
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