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This week, Danièle takes on five common myths about medieval peasants.
The myths about medieval peasants are many, but this episode will show you that:
1. They were not stupid
2. They were not stuck on their farms, but did travel around
3. They had a lot of choice in marriage
4. They did not live in dreary, drab places
5. They did love their children
See also Episode 7 of The Medieval Podcast: Medieval Marriage with Ruth Mazo Karras
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Top Image: British Library MS Yates Thompson 30 fol. 2