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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What one item would you take back to Medieval Europe?
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The Most Slippery And Wettest Soap In The World
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@Evilpimp oh well
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@Tensolin01 A little overboard dont you think? You're 25% of the freakin comments let people have fun...
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@Janelle Mora That is the best comment ive seen in a while lol.
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Why didn't they just wash their bodys with lemon, and put some garlic behind their ears to keep the lice from their hair.
ChocoBabiChan Vor 6 Stunden
And yet, they referred to brown people living in the bush as uncivilized heathens. At least those "heathens" were disease free and hygienic.
Flor Loya
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Is this where they got the term "cesse pool" from
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Bench with a poo hole
This is channel is fucking stereotype!
morlockmeat Vor 13 Stunden
How the heck did we survive?!?
forgetfulfunctor1 Vor 14 Stunden
Medieval European peasants. Rest of the world ain't like yall filthy Europeans
Ashley Smith
Ashley Smith Vor 16 Stunden
No deodorant no thanks no dove or dial soap or shampoo no thanks.
Musashi Miyamoto
That was a looong time ago with all the crap on the streets and shit in die river. (laughs in Indian)
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Religious authorities didn’t put shame on menstruation ! Where are you getting your information From?
Eli Carraway
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It’s infuriating how the church, therefore society used to demonise menstruation. And of course, some cultures still do. Eff you, people - your very existence comes out of the menstrual cycle. You should be blessing it, not condemning women.
Elaini Vor Tag
The English speaking videos often focus on the medieval Britain and whatnot, but the medieval hygiene standards were actually very different depending on the region's culture in Europe, so we can't really call the standards uniform. For example, the Vikings or Celts were often portrayed as dirty savages by their enemies or those who rewrote history in the later centuries. But in fact they were very careful about their hygiene as the archaeological evidence suggests. They were "too clean" for some cultures they encountered.
Jakedegaye Vor Tag
Off to brush my teeth.
Itumo Vor 2 Tage
People definitely weren’t having oral sex during this period.
QTee Vor 2 Tage
Absolutely disgusting... talk about nasty... just so nasty
QTee Vor 2 Tage
Lmaooo "uh. Whats that smell?" 🤣😂🤣
QTee Vor 2 Tage
Pretty much like homeless people todeh
The Curious Monkey Elliott
Made one avoid going down on someone all together.. forget about the idea of rimming.... I’m sorry... I couldn’t resist😂🤦🏻‍♂️
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California starting to look like this!
KJS Vor 2 Tage
It’s HERB not erb my dear friend
John Adamski
John Adamski Vor 2 Tage
Hot water, hot water cleans very well. I haven't used soap for about 15 years and I am cleaner than most people. I also wash my Dick, balls and ass, very important.
Karl Hanks
Karl Hanks Vor 2 Tage
This seemed more like a European thing. Apparently the rest of the world were relatively MUCH more hygienic. Not saying they smelled like roses but Europe was an anomaly, even dogs and pigs are more hygienic than medieval Europeans. Aristocracy and religion seem to blame
QTee Vor 2 Tage
Exactly. Positively gross.
J K Vor 3 Tage
There has been a push in recent years to depict the medieval period in a much softer light. "It wasn't that bad" "The Dark Ages didn't exist" "Peasants were actually pretty clean" Historical revisionism is rampant today, especially on certain DE-vid channels. Thank you for this historically-grounded video. Keep up the good work.
Toni Moon
Toni Moon Vor 3 Tage
Bet the “kitty” was smelleeeee....
Cj Williams
Cj Williams Vor 4 Tage
Make me want to wash my ass right now
Angelic Alien333
Angelic Alien333 Vor 5 Tage
1:59 "some peasents decide NOT TO WASH AT ALL" OMG EWWWWW!!!! LMAO
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Other indegenous civilzations were. Much more advanced in cleanliness Europe the dark ages. their diseases took the natives out history says europeans took over with steel and diseases.
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At that time, india was much more ahead in hygiene ( apart from outdoor toilets), champoo was originated there along with super cheap clothes and neem brush, coal soaps, itar (perfume-for nobels), etc and in hindu tradition person cannot enter kitchen to cook without taking a bath
Jonathan Lund
Jonathan Lund Vor 6 Tage
So while washing your clothes your garments ended up more nasty than they were before??
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Sounds like average hundreds of californian homeless person
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mohd saleem Vor 7 Tage
Nice documentary but horrible voice.
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Huh and they say white people are clean :P
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Wow! First time I've been disappointed by you guys at Weird History. I've studied history and have found all your stuff functional, factual and funny..... oh you were one of my by gone lecturers..... but this time you disappoint, you have given natural therapies, my second Masters degree, a bit of a hard wrap, admittedly, administered by fools in the cases you site but guys..... come on, before chemicals reproductions were developed thatsvwhere we had and used properly with a heathly lifestyle, I am sure you will find have great potential to rise again to replace the all too common crap we put in our bodies in the last 20 life times. How about an episode about natural therapies. But beware because as in all things there are a lot of shisters out there...... Start here ...Saint Hildegard of Bingen, who knows you may learn a thing or too along the way PS How about an episode on Alvin Toflers, Future Shock? Please Keep up the good work Eric☆
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"I have a barber/dentist appointment" SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS EVERYBODY!!!
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LK shaw Krisaan Vor 7 Tage
They sound like modern day indians lol.but atleast i thank the indians for inventing flush toilets .I don't know if indians benefits from their own invention but we Europeans and rest of the world clearly do have great benefits from your invention .
Nelson Vor 7 Tage
I know the women I met on Match.com were pretty Med Evil in terms of smell. Need to dip that beaver and bring your ass some soap and it’s 2019!
N Garcia
N Garcia Vor 8 Tage
We are like bonobos. Hahahahaha
Abdal Abi
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One day future human beings will look back to us and think how garbage our time was and be pleased to not live here :)
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How did ANYONE SURVIVE to the modern day?
Nat P
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Barber performing the teeth removal...oh
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I wish I could have parasites. Stupid health making my life good.
Megan Williams
Megan Williams Vor 8 Tage
So your telling me people used essential oils in Medeival times to cure sickness and it didn’t work? Hmm, who does that sound like today?🤔
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twig tampons sound like a living nightmare
Super Doran
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Was that bed from skyrim?
amit_ murmu
amit_ murmu Vor 9 Tage
6:52 that picture have me laugh out loud.
Parabola Vor 9 Tage
Seems like the roman lower class lived way better then the peasents in medieval times
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We Are Like Bonobos
Damir Uhoda
Damir Uhoda Vor 9 Tage
dear god what a shitty times...
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That thumbnail must be how women view my tindr pics.
John Holmes
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And still some wipe their bums with papers instead of washing with water can’t believe this....seriously shower regularly and buy perfumes
Andrea Girl
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You should do a video about the Incas!! it would be soooo interesting
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Did they wipe their asses? Were butthole burn and dingleberries deadly? Were genitals green and did they smell like amonia?
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should change your channel to “weird Eurocentric history”
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Sometimes I would like to know how I’ll cope in these times probably badly lol
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Definitely wouldn't want to have oral sex in the middle ages
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LOL but you know their nasty asses did anyway lmaaaoooo 🤢🤢🤮🤮🤮 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣🤣
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