What Hygiene Was Like For Medieval Peasants

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Although cleanliness in the Middle Ages was primitive compared to what modern people enjoy, it doesn't mean medieval hygiene didn't exist. Despite living in an era long before indoor plumbing, shampoo, and nail salons, people used the best hygiene practices they could. Unfortunately, they didn't have a lot to work with. Peasants had it especially bad and weren't often able to afford luxuries like more than one set of clothing. For the lower classes, personal hygiene in the Middle Ages meant keeping clean however you could, even if it wasn't easy.
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20 Okt 2019



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Weird History
Weird History Vor 8 Monate
What one item would you take back to Medieval Europe?
Amanda Coder
Amanda Coder Vor Tag
Unlimited supply of neosporin.
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Weird History I would take Nancy Pelosi...and leave her there
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Jamison Reese Vor 3 Stunden
This is tmi but i just learned that period bloob and pee don't come out the same whole. *I am shook*
Strutingeagle Vor 13 Stunden
A testament to the power of sex drive.
Vasco Ferreira
Vasco Ferreira Vor 18 Stunden
It's funny to notice that most of these habits were considered normal in my country up to the 1970s (portugal really is a 3rd world country)
Thomas Chaplin
Thomas Chaplin Vor 22 Stunden
It's kind of stupid, because civilizations before this lived more hygienic lives. The Romans had bathhouses and plenty of fresh linen, they even established sanitation and plumbing.
Del Vor 23 Stunden
Popular etiquette only required washing face and hands...WHAT ABOUT GENITALS???
Vaughn Jackson
i would love to be a peasant just a bit smarter.just take a shit in the forest and let the dogs,bugs clean it up , bathe in rivers and fuck all the girls
Man Knight
Man Knight Vor Tag
i laughed, educated, and terrified with your very informative video subscribed!
DeuceGenius Vor Tag
so basically they all smelled like shit
DeuceGenius Vor Tag
what is hygiene like for modern day peasants?
faiyaad khalid
5:03 skyrim
R. K
R. K Vor 2 Tage
can you do a medical special?
Is this a history channel? It looks like a tabloid. People, get your information on reliable sources, not on social media or youtube channels like this. They are here to make money of views. Medieval hygiene was probably the same as today's in rural areas of 3rd world countries or in nomad tribes. And I bet the hygiene was better in the country side than in big cities. To solve the mystery of women period, just research the solutions of what women have in tribes and 3rd world countries or just research the solutions that women had 100 years ago or less.
The follow up episode is called “What hygiene is like for the british”
den marten
den marten Vor 4 Tage
if frank gallagher was alive back then he would be king
LG Vor 4 Tage
I would like hear about: What Hygiene Was Like In Ancient Israel?
David Lemon
David Lemon Vor 4 Tage
what was the Hygiene of Native Americans before and after contact with Europeans.
Andy Gerard Marino
This video made me realize how lucky i am living in 40th century.
Monochromatic Vor 5 Tage
If I need to know how smelly people back then, I would just go to the neckbeard’s house.
lkfh1 Vor 5 Tage
Dude my face while watching this video 😂😂😂😂😂 constantly twitching about the nastiness 😂 I love my time periiodt
Nat Bucks
Nat Bucks Vor 6 Tage
Ahhhh the good old Uni life ...
Why was the image at 10:03 pixilated? Know where I may view the unedited image for educational purposes?
Gill Gallagher
Gill Gallagher Vor 6 Tage
You never mentioned pottage !!
Gill Gallagher
Gill Gallagher Vor 6 Tage
Actually many towns passed legislation banning throwing rubbish into the street. And bathing was popular
Human Chiming In
Human Chiming In Vor 6 Tage
I wonder what medieval people imagined the distant future might be like. Hmm, I say it's time for a vid on ideas that have been held throughout the centuries on various points in the 'future'.
freddy Frobose1
freddy Frobose1 Vor 6 Tage
I am so lucky that I live in this time I love you god
Colorado Corvette girl
Imagine their teeth!
Peter Rabbit
Peter Rabbit Vor 6 Tage
Whoever invented soap is the greatest human in history.
Gabriel Andrade
Gabriel Andrade Vor 8 Tage
an apocalipse post-Rome
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2mwillis Vor 9 Tage
Ya fuck this shit.. no thanks
2Glock 30s
2Glock 30s Vor 9 Tage
So this is pretty much what's going on in the modern day 3rd world country. Which is actually worse than ancient times. It's because people living in a 3rd world country don't have to live like that. It would be worse to know you don't have to drink dirty water, eat rotting food, and not have medicine. Than know there is nothing that can be done to improve your quality of life, like in ancient times.
_Sir Maximys_
_Sir Maximys_ Vor 7 Tage
But the reconstruction of a certain era is much better than the 3D world.
SeaTehNoobWorld Vor 9 Tage
Compared to medieval Japan where some people who work at night collect human waste from houses and then haul cargo to the rice farmers as fertilisers.
ama C
ama C Vor 10 Tage
The peasant John was looking for his linen tunic in October: - You saw my tunic, you woman!? I am sure you gave it to someone else, you woman! - and he beat her. The next months passed. An April came and the peasant John finally could take a bath in the river. He started to take off his clothes and he shouted: - Oh Mary! This linen tunic which you lost... I found it!
Anna Redela
Anna Redela Vor 11 Tage
Kitty Frisco
Kitty Frisco Vor 11 Tage
Forget the Medieval Peasants! they are still around at all of Donald Trump's hate rallies! and they were able to afford these cheap made in China red maggot hats for .99 cents at Home Depot.
Anton Girdeux
Anton Girdeux Vor 13 Tage
I think I’m glad I didn’t live as a peasant then. But also I’m surprised anyone wanted to have kids with anyone lol.
Eboni Love
Eboni Love Vor 13 Tage
Ok so how did people even survive? That's the million dollar question here
doggo studio
doggo studio Vor 13 Tage
:peasant I also made plates from horse SHIt YOU FUCk
Sputterbugz Vor 13 Tage
people didnt get cavities till the invention of refined sugar (so the renaissance). queen elizabeth I didnt smile in her portraits because as a wealthy person who could afford a lot of luxuries like sweets, her teeth were rotten. they did however, get gum disease. also side note: im glad you brought up menstruation! i rarely hear it talked about, especially in regards to history videos. and from what i read before, they most likely used moss. i doubt theyd use twigs because theyd break apart and be super painful/uncomfortable
Blu Gabe
Blu Gabe Vor 14 Tage
Probably shouldn't watch this while eating
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I am so glad that I live in an age and a place where we can get in the shower and wash our stinking asses til they don't stink no more.
Bahi Moi
Bahi Moi Vor 15 Tage
Watching this in quarantine
Jordan Llamas
Jordan Llamas Vor 16 Tage
I don’t shower in the weekends. I’m ready lol jk. Not during quarantine. Only weekends.
Angel Vor 16 Tage
Would you like to go back in time? Me:👀 Book club members: Lice club members: whole village
Angel Vor 16 Tage
At this moment this channel is my favourite 10 min. on YT. It often grosses me out and always makes me laugh. Great combination👍🏼😊
Sheena Folsom
Sheena Folsom Vor 16 Tage
Citronella and even mint can be used to deter pests. If u grow citronella in your garden you can even rub it on urself and your dog to repel mosquitoes on u and ur dog as well as fleas and ticks
Wayne Gacy II
Wayne Gacy II Vor 17 Tage
Can't cure the common cold, and yet we still worship doctors like they are gods . And they charge like they are the gods, for any of their services.
Angel Vor 16 Tage
They think they are and the rest of the human race are all stupid.
MickeyMallone Vor 17 Tage
Wow, who knew when my brother was jealous about not having a 'nit-picking party' when I had lice was him channeling our peasant ancestors?
tino van der zwan phono cave!
another BS MOMENT! since produce was tainted with human waste!!!! eh, it isn't bad most of the biological foods today have at least 50% human recycling through additives to them I just assume that bio freaks already knew that eh, it's called recycling folks! one bad day shit is summer day tomatoes!
tino van der zwan phono cave!
pig bone toothbrushes with pig hairs go back to Roman times.
tino van der zwan phono cave!
medieval peasants and not having direct access to water another big BS! if you don't have access to water then you are not a farmer but a dry soil salesman!
tino van der zwan phono cave!
laundry another myth eh? who made the clothes for the middle-class and rich? yup! those ways below people so they had plenty of leftovers and archeology agrees on this. the real shit would happen when food would run out or if a warlord wanted more land.
tino van der zwan phono cave!
whipping your behind with straw is another myth more likely they used a damp cloth or water straw is never mentioned in records as a way to wipe it is however mentioned as an additive to the already there feces to compost it together with flour and lime dust to reduce the smell. of course, its BS imagine rubbing your behind with quite sharp straw ends and sharp flakey sides eh, OUCH!!!
tino van der zwan phono cave!
diluted fireplace ash water was also used by farmers as a great soap substitute and if this cleaning water was boiled with rosemary lavender or other herbs you could smell pretty dandy! peasants not washing is a 19th-century myth it never happened! people throughout history always tried to find a way to keep clean and smell well so, all the medieval dirty peasant vids are BS! and nothing more! most real dirt is in the 19th century!
Holly Perley
Holly Perley Vor 17 Tage
i would like to see the history of dental. i work in dental and want people know how it started
Ahmad Hassan
Ahmad Hassan Vor 17 Tage
This video makes me wanna go take a shower!
ThePinkMadcap Vor 18 Tage
They should make a horror movie about a millenial or even gen x from the western world going back to the middle ages and living the life of a commoner. Yes, I said horror, not historical drama
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I saw that Skyrim bed!...
Don Dressel
Don Dressel Vor 22 Tage
Ahhh an early death would be welcome back then
djs alt
djs alt Vor 22 Tage
imagine the stench/filth of medieval coochie and dick. yeesh 😖🤢
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"Oh men i dont have any tampons anymore what should I do?" Medieval womens: oh silly, here a twig.
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I cant even imagine a day without taking a shower
Rosie Glow
Rosie Glow Vor 24 Tage
I'm Maori, from New Zealand and I don't understand how they couldn't deal with waste. Every Pa (or village) kept where human waste went and waste water completely separate from where the cooking and living areas were. They also bathed really regularly in creeks, rivers etc and they even kept the bathing areas separate from drinking water. So if there was a spring for drinking, you didn't bathe or swim there because it was cross contamination. Also, in my culture the head and brain are sacred so we don't ever sit on pillows or tables, benches anywhere where you prepare food. We also had really low rates of disease, however once Europeans arrived our numbers were decimated because we were never exposed to their common diseases. And the European colonisers had tbe cheek to call my ancestors "savages" when they came from people who threw shit in the street and couldn't figure out why people were dying in the thousands of the plague 🤷‍♀️
Ferb Fletcher
Ferb Fletcher Vor 25 Tage
9:15 that looks like a tapeworm that took a wrong turn wtf
Mike Murdoch
Mike Murdoch Vor 25 Tage
A whole new way of putting some stink on it
SeFu2006 Vor 25 Tage
Lmao peasants were barely better than serfs
Medieval Woman: *has period* Medieval Society: Ah! It’s a satan!
Dante Alighieri
Dante Alighieri Vor 26 Tage
If you want to experience what a medieval street may have looked/smelled like, look no further than the streets of San Francisco!
Sam S
Sam S Vor 27 Tage
When you can eat with your dirty hands.. nope not really eating with your hands washed is much more cleaner habit than using cutlery that has been stored with moisture
Rocio Juarez
Rocio Juarez Vor 28 Tage
Damn, it sucked being a medieval peasant.
Janaka Goonasekera
i would take the stone age over the medival period any day
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H20 Bath Water Vor Monat
Shower well watching just To flex
Julia Rose
Julia Rose Vor Monat
Hahahaha peep the Skyrim bed !!!! Lmao !!!
Julia Rose
Julia Rose Vor Monat
5:02 hahaha
Zamira Arts
Zamira Arts Vor Monat
I live in the philippines and in a province. I experienced takin a bath with cold well water lel..also we dont use toilet paper here but water
yoli dlt
yoli dlt Vor Monat
Whereas indigenous people in America were like 🛁😘✌🏼
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1:35. Nice 🥵
Anne Marie
Anne Marie Vor Monat
It's history like this that should make anti-science right-wingers STFU and appreciate all that science has done for them. But they won't. Now science has to invent a way to cure anti-science right-wingers of their insanity.
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tooth worms........
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