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Women in the 17th Century. In the 17th century the professions (lawyer, doctor) were closed to women.

Women in the 17th Century

However some women had jobs. Some of them worked spinning cloth. Women were also tailoreses, milliners, dyers, shoemakers and embroiderers. There were also washerwomen. Some women worked in food preparation such as brewers, bakers or confectioners. However most women were housewives and they were kept very busy. Life In The 17th Century. During the 17th century the population of England and Wales grew steadily.

Life In The 17th Century

It was about 4 million in 1600 and it grew to about 5 1/2 million by 1700. During the 17th century England became steadily richer. Trade and commerce grew and grew. By the late 17th century trade was an increasingly important part of the English economy. Meanwhile industries such as glass, brick making, iron and coal mining expanded rapidly. A Medieval Mystery. This lesson is suitable for KS3 History Unit 19: 'How and why did the Holocaust happen?

A Medieval Mystery

' and could also be used to support Citizenship at KS3 Unit 4: 'Britain - a diverse society? '. The cartoon depicts the profoundly negative way in which Jews were viewed in 13th century England. Their situation did not improve. In 1290 King Edward I expelled every Jew from England, the first time this had happened anywhere in Europe. Thousands of men, women and children were forced to leave for the Continent and Jews were not officially allowed to live in Britain again until 1655.

There are a number of figures in the cartoon that we can identify: The Middle Ages. Exhibits Collection. Life In The 18th century. In the late 18th century life the industrial revolution began to transform life in Britain.

Life In The 18th century

Until then most people lived in the countryside and made their living from farming. By the mid 19th century most people in Britain lived in towns and made their living from mining or manufacturing industries. From 1712 a man named Thomas Newcomen (1663-1729) made primitive steam engines for pumping water from mines. In 1769 James Watt (1736-1819) patented a more efficient steam engine.

In 1785 his engine was adapted to driving machinery in a cotton factory. Meanwhile during the 1700s Britain built up a great overseas empire. Medieval City Careers. What did people do in the Middle Ages?

Medieval City Careers

If you meet a random person on the street, what is his likely occupation? Or did people work at all? Were the Middle Ages some Communist utopia, where everybody laid around all day and things were magically produced by fairies? Of course not. They didn't have electronics engineers and computer programmers, but they did have coopers, bakers, blacksmiths, and many other jobs that made their society go around. In the following list, I have made a link to the online version of Webster's Dictionary, so you can find out what things are. Is there something on this page you'd like to see that isn't here? Open Questions This site gets me a fair few questions via email, many of which I can just answer. Currently none! If you can answer any of these, or even have some clues, mail me. Governmental Occupations These are the people who run things. Religion in the Middle Ages. The Catholic Church The Catholic Church was the only church in Europe during the Middle Ages, and it had its own laws and large coffers.

Religion in the Middle Ages

Church leaders such as bishops and archbishops sat on the king's council and played leading roles in government. Bishops, who were often wealthy and came from noble families, ruled over groups of parishes called "diocese. " Medieval Demographics. The Domesday Book Penned by Brandon Blackmoor, based on Medieval Demographics Made Easy by S.

Medieval Demographics

John Ross Here is subscribed the inquisition of lands as the barons of the king have made inquiry into them... <p>Forsooth, thy browser is truly antiquated! Thou canst not access this web site with a browser such as thine. Land Mass The population density of , due to factors such as climate, geography, and political environment, is persons per km2 . occupies km2 ( hexes, each km across and roughly km2 in area). Population 's population is approximately persons. Medieval Games and Recreation. Secrets of Lost Empires. Welcome to the companion Web site to the NOVA program "Medieval Siege," scheduled for broadcast on January 24, 2006.

Secrets of Lost Empires

In the film, which is a part of the NOVA series Secrets of Lost Empires, a team of timber framers and other specialists design, build, and fire a pair of trebuchets, a devastating engine of war popular in the Middle Ages. Here's what you'll find online: Medieval Arms Race The trebuchet was only the most frightening of the weapons early European warriors employed in siege warfare. They also relied on battering rams, siege towers, tunnels - anything to gain access to a castle. Defenders, meanwhile, had a few tricks of their own. NOVA Builds a Trebuchet Follow a slide show that documents NOVA's successful attempt to build and shoot a giant trebuchet, the most destructive war machine that ever laid siege to a medieval castle.

Myths About the Middle Ages. When you think of the Middle Ages, chances are you picture gallant knights sitting astride brilliant destriers galloping through a sea of plagues, ignorance, and filth.

Myths About the Middle Ages

And you can hardly be blamed for that, when everything from the movies you watch to your high school history teacher (who was mainly the football coach) has told you that ... #6. Scientific Progress Was Dead Getty.