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What rights did townspeople have?
What rights did townspeople gain in the later Middle Ages? Freedom from serfdom, exemption from working on the manor, tried their cases in their own courts, could buy and sell goods freely in the town market.
What 3 ways did serfs pay rent to their lords?
What three ways did serfs pay rent to their lords? By giving the lords a share of every product they raised, paying for the use of common pasture lands and turning over a part of the can’t from ponds and streams. Name the three great events celebrated by feasts within the Christian faith.
How were peasants affected by the Renaissance?
By the end of the 15th century, more peasants were becoming legally free. They also received enjoyed benefits such as learning to read, play instruments, and learning various things about their profession. Peasants had no education whatsoever. Due to earning more money, they also had a had a higher quality of clothes.
What did medieval towns have in common with modern cities?
Medieval towns had a few things in common with any modern city. Compared to the countryside, towns were crowded, noisy, dirty, smelly places. However, compared with most modern cities, medieval towns held the monopoly on smelly and dirty. During the Thirteenth Century (1200s) the European population was on the rise.
How did the town government work in the Middle Ages?
Once the townspeople had been granted a charter, they were free to elect their own officers to run the town government. However, unlike in the present day, not everyone had a say in who would rule.
What kind of Rights did merchants have in medieval times?
Some merchants were extremely skilled and became artisans who sold clothes, beer, and glass. Again, this class of people did not gain any special rights, but played heavy roles in responsibility.
Where did people live in the medieval times?
Medieval towns were almost always located along rivers or coasts for easy access to shipping. Rivers were more than just medieval highways; they also were where the people got their water for drinking, cooking, bathing, and disposing of their sewage. Medieval towns were crowded and disgusting places to live.