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What is a medieval Villein?

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A villein in the medieval times was a step up from slavery, had to do hardworking chores and didn't get paid much.

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What jobs did medieval villein do?

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What was a medieval villein?

A VilleinA villein in the medieval times was a step up from slavery, had to do hardworking chores and didn't get paid much.I hope this helps you!


What time did a villein go to work in medieval ages?

You had to do stuff.


What is a villein in medieval times?

I think Villein is a peasant. Someone who works in a subsistance agriculture. You might say the earliest form of the working class.


Why would a medieval villein want to live in a town?

because there was a less chance that you would get a decse


What would a villein own in medieval times?

An average medieval villein owned a very small house which was shared with most of their family and some land that they could grow their crops on.


What do you call the poor in a medieval village?

Peasants, commoners, villein, farmer, peon, or slave. It depends on what work they did.


What is an aillt?

An aillt is a native serf or villein from the medieval Welsh kingdoms, a term used in North Wales, where in South Wales, the term taeog is used.


What were the houses like for a villain in medieval times?

I assume you mean "villein," which was a type of medieval serf, as opposed to "villain," which is a bad guy. There is a link below to a related question on the homes of peasants. That answer has a good deal of detail, and has links to related information.


What did villains do for the lord?

First off it's villein. They would work the Lord of the Manor's land. A villein and his family would have a little bit of land for themselves too. If you were a villein, you were at the bottom of the feudal system; it would be very hard for a villein to move up the system.


What are two things a villein had to ask permission from his lord for?

A villein had to ask permission from his lord to marry and to leave the manor or estate. These requests were necessary because the villein was bound to the land and owed labor services to the lord.


What were some jobs of a villein?

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