Which sources reveal the most about medieval peasants?

In this lesson, we will learn about court records, meet a notorious rule-breaking peasant, and then look at a range of different sources. We will then decide which source reveals the most about medieval peasants.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Which of these best described the study of material culture?

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Q2.Wharram Percy is an excellent option for studying material culture because...

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Q3.The child's leather shoe discovered in a pond had several leather patches. Which of these conclusions did Christopher Dyer reach?

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Q4.Why were doom paintings often found in churches?

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Q5.Let's say we found an unknown object at Wharram Percy, and it looked slightly like a handheld tool. Which source would be more helpful for providing an answer for what it is?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which of these best described the study of material culture?

1/5

Q2.Wharram Percy is an excellent option for studying material culture because...

2/5

Q3.The child's leather shoe discovered in a pond had several leather patches. Which of these conclusions did Christopher Dyer reach?

3/5

Q4.Why were doom paintings often found in churches?

4/5

Q5.Let's say we found an unknown object at Wharram Percy, and it looked slightly like a handheld tool. Which source would be more helpful for providing an answer for what it is?

5/5

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Which sources reveal the most about medieval peasants?

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Q1.What was the name of Walsham's most rule-breaking peasant?

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Q2.Which source is best summarised by the statement 'An excellent insight into peasants’ jobs, but with no guarantees that the illustrations are fully accurate'

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Q3.Which source is best summarised by the statement 'An excellent overview of rural life in England, but lacking precise information about women and daily life for peasants'

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Q4.Why is it very difficult to say that one source reveals more than another?

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Q5.What of these statements about medieval peasants is false?

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Which sources reveal the most about medieval peasants?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What was the name of Walsham's most rule-breaking peasant?

1/5

Q2.Which source is best summarised by the statement 'An excellent insight into peasants’ jobs, but with no guarantees that the illustrations are fully accurate'

2/5

Q3.Which source is best summarised by the statement 'An excellent overview of rural life in England, but lacking precise information about women and daily life for peasants'

3/5

Q4.Why is it very difficult to say that one source reveals more than another?

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Q5.What of these statements about medieval peasants is false?

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