Beds were covered in pests and even bird droppings. - Just as the floors of a peasant’s house could make them vulnerable to infection and disease, roofs were often thread-bare and could hardly protect beds from bird droppings.
A recreated 12th-century kitchen range at Dover Castle, courtesy of English Heritage. This was an open-style kitchen, lacking a chimney to draw smoke out of the great hall.
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A variety of Medieval recipes, including breads, meat, fish, fowl, vegetables, and desserts.
This is the kitchen in the house of Mary Arden who was the mother of William Shakespeare.
Enjoy our new blog article, 'The flame that has burned for centuries: How the fireplace has evolved through time.' http://biofires.com/blog/the-flame-that-has-burned-for-centuries-how-the-fireplace-has-evolved-through-time/
‘Privies and Other Filthiness…’ The Environment of Late Medieval Aberdeen c.1399-1650 :http://www.medievalists.net/2011/02/28/‘privies-and-other-filthiness…’-the-environment-of-late-medieval-aberdeen-c-1399-1650/