Here is an actor who will play the main protagonist Henry. Can someone recognize him?


#150

Spoiler:

A cutsceen from the game.

Check at 50:30
First you see the acting for the sceen. After this you see different versions of the sceen in “ingame” graphic.


Weekly Torch - the barrel of questions
#151

Are they sitting in a washing barrel…?


#152

Spoiler:

Of course…! :smile:

And a special version (with armor): :blush:


#153

Imagine how filthy the water was after a bath… I mean they didnt have regular washing habits, they did, but the issue is regular meant “Once every few weeks” back than. Unless you were wealthy,ofcourse


#154

Apparently, that’s one of the common misconceptions WH found when doing research. They may not have washed every single day, but they did wash more than once a week.


#155

Not if they were poor people living in a village. Most of them didnt even own a washing barrel, ofcourse we cant know for sure how much did villagers really wash due to a very small amount of archive documents, but its for sure that they couldnt mantain regular higenic habits.
Source: Annales d’histoire économique et sociale, Georges Duby, “Mantaining of health in medieval europe”


#156

They do have access to a river or lake though :I

You don’t exaclty need a bucket.


#157

Still they wouldnt do it regulary., especially in volder periods…


#158

There’s one in talmberg :-x so we can consider at least talmberg to be clean :grinning:


#159

not washing for some time (2-3 weeks)


#160

It kind of seems that Middle-ages Hungary must have been a lot worse than the Czech Lands during the lowest point of the 30 year war.


#161

This “not washing” nonsense is really starting to tilt me…
Why the fuck would anybody think that people would not clean themselves every time they could? Only rich would be bathing, because poor could not afford to? What is this nonsense, most settlements are based around some natural source of water, mostly rivers and small water streams, and everybody could just go there and wash themselves after day at work. Or do you think that people didn´t have any smell back in those days?
And even villages further away from water sources still had to have some barrels and stuff for catching rainwater, and that can be used for cleaning aswell (not bathing, but just regular cleaning of yourself).


#162

Yes people was magic back then and smelled like candy!


#163

Im not from Hungary lol im from Dubrovnik, it was fairly reneissance in 15th century


#164

Its based on historical facts, mostly found by french aanalyst historians.
Also check:Le Goff, Medieval society of western Europe;Oxford history of medieval Europe,ed:George Holmes


#165

I really hope that actor is reading this thread, I guess he would learn plenty of new stuff about himself and his face :smiley: :smiley:


#166

Why would the food be worse than dog food? They ate fresh produce.


#167

Well, it’s hard to say. If everything was ok, their meals were not bad, even common people ate quite well. Maybe even better than we do, if you consider that everything was organic, bio etc. There was less diversity in food, but not that big if you consider how much food was imported (spices, almonds etc.).

The problem was that the famine could start quite easily. There could be war, or just bad weather, and the situation drastically changed in few years. And then you could find people eating really anything - spoiled meat and flour, bread baked partially from hay etc.


#168

Your ancestors must have died in their thousands :frowning:

Does anyone know how much meat medieval peasants ate?


#169

Does anyone know how much meat medieval peasants ate?

I would imagine very little considering 9/10 of everything goes up to knight, Lord, Duke, King and Church and that poaching would end in death cause I doubt they’d be able to pay the fine for it, but at the same time they had pigs, eels, cows, chickens, bird, rats/mice if they’re particularity hungry. They might have ate lots of meat, they might not have. I can’t give you a real answer but alas just speculation from my learning.