For regular meals, most people ate pottage, a thick broth made from vegetables and meat. Everyone ate bread. Feasts could include roasted swans, peacocks, and an assortment of sweet and spicy dishes. Peasants worked hard everyday except for Sundays. They also had very poor diets. Most peasants didn’t live any longer than 25 years. If we were them, we would of lived almost half of our life already! Women wore linen undergarments called kirtles. They wore long-sleeved tunics over their kirtles, and over their tunics, they wore a coat with opened sides and no sleeves, called a surcoat. Men wore loose tunics, which were like dresses that came down to their knees. They also wore woolen stockings (long socks) or hose. People liked music. Music was simple in the medieval times. People played one note at a time on a bunch of instruments.
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