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Virtual Talk: Life in Medieval Times
Knights, ladies, castles – these are often the popular images of the Middle Ages. But the reality of life then was actually much harsher, and more interesting. Despite poor hygiene, low life expectancy, and a meagre diet, medieval life had its own particular joys, and was a time that produced such important things as the printing press, eyeglasses, double-entry book-keeping and the mechanical clock, as well as some profound philosophical insights and wonderful literature. Step back to life in another time with this illustrated talk.

Join Carmel Bendon as she takes us through life in medieval times, exploring topics including the composition of medieval society, the status of women, life in towns vs. rural areas, the role of the Church, approach to health and disease, pilgrimage, and the medieval understanding of the ‘universe’ and its application to everyday life.

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Feb 17, 2021 12:30 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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