Economics and Trade. 1150-1300 By Chelsea & Alana


đź’µCarters: workmen who brought wood and stone to the site of a castle under constructionđź’µDitcher: worker who dug moats, vaults, foundations and mines. đź’µHerald: knights assistant and an expert advisor on heraldry. đź’µClerk: a person who checked material costs, wages, and kept accounts. đź’µLaird: minor baron or small landlord đź’µMessengers: servants of the lord who carried receipts, letters, and commodities.


It is said that the best medieval scribes where teenagers as they had the advantage of perfect eyesight which played a big role in scribing. Scribes wrote in bitter cold and scorching heat and they worked as long as the light was good enough to see.

Trade Routes.

These routes go all through Europe.


Men and woman made jewellery, embroidered silks, and dishes of silver and gold. They then opened shops in London, Paris, Venice, and Rome. Many countries and rulers funded explorers in order to find new trade partners and goods. In some cases they hope to find new trade routes that would help them to transport goods cheaper than their competitors. This was the case of Vasco da Gama and Christopher Columbus.


--Hunting, Tournments, Hawking- the taking of peigeons, herons, Waterfowl, rabbits and other small games by hawks, hunting dogs, feasting, drinking, gambling, backgammon, chess, story telling and dancing. --sports; soccer was played by kicking a large ball, wrestling, pintching quoits was an early version of horseshoes, an early form of bowling, archery, fighting with cudgels which is a kind of club or quatrestaff, a form of ice skating where the youth ties the bones of cows on their shoes and skated on frozen lakes and ponds, a form of badminton where a ball and racket was used.


The people needed money as they needed to pay the church back for there sins. Money was also occasionally used to pay off taxes and rents. Money was earned by those who used to live in city's and villages. Farmers, ranchers, day labours, retailers and more used money to exchange there products and services


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