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    Hello, Fellow Cartographers.

    I was googling the Web today searching for Medieval Sketchup models and came across the below very nice links referencing Medieval / Middle Ages times and cultures. I thought y'all might like to look through them.

    Enjoy.

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    Gary

    Medieval Europe

    Medieval Times

    The Middle Ages for Kids
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    Nice resources, Gary. Very handy. Which rhymes with Vandy...which is also a portmanteau of "very" and "handy." Weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by overlordchuck View Post
    Nice resources, Gary. Very handy. Which rhymes with Vandy...which is also a portmanteau of "very" and "handy." Weird.
    That is weird.

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    They were dark times.
    People receiving wheat as payment.
    Nobody could get out if your home town.
    Little girl of twelve years are married
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    Quote Originally Posted by joćo paulo View Post
    They were dark times.
    People receiving wheat as payment.
    Nobody could get out if your home town.
    Little girl of twelve years are married
    And fun was had by all
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    And fun was had by all
    Hahahahaa, you'd think so considering how much it's been romanticized in the past century or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by overlordchuck View Post
    Hahahahaa, you'd think so considering how much it's been romanticized in the past century or so.
    Yeah. That's why I love writing fantasy. You can romanticize some of the bad stuff.

    For me the scariest parts about medieval times are the lack of hygiene and medicine. Then there's the issue of being born a serf, having to work really hard to survive and then being sent by your lord to be slaughtered on some battlefield.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gandwarf View Post
    Yeah. That's why I love writing fantasy. You can romanticize some of the bad stuff.

    For me the scariest parts about medieval times are the lack of hygiene and medicine. Then there's the issue of being born a serf, having to work really hard to survive and then being sent by your lord to be slaughtered on some battlefield.
    Peasants actually worked fewer days in the year than we did. Granted their lives in general were not as pleasant as ours, but it wasn't as bad as it's often portrayed in school either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gandwarf View Post
    Yeah. That's why I love writing fantasy. You can romanticize some of the bad stuff.

    For me the scariest parts about medieval times are the lack of hygiene and medicine. Then there's the issue of being born a serf, having to work really hard to survive and then being sent by your lord to be slaughtered on some battlefield.
    Normally serfs were not sent to battle during the Middle Ages. That was the job of the Knights. Though Barbaric, Feudalism was very strict about who did what when

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyD473 View Post
    Normally serfs were not sent to battle during the Middle Ages. That was the job of the Knights. Though Barbaric, Feudalism was very strict about who did what when
    Actually, some lords required serfs to fight for them. At least that is what I have learned. Those conflicts tended to be nasty also. They generally came down to knights ignoring each other and slaughtering the peasants.

    But maybe my history teachers sucked and this is untrue? I really am not sure. I did see some sources stating some serfs had to fight for their lords however.
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