The nature of days in the Middle Ages

Take a bath
I stand on my free legs, I am not in prison or bound, and I swear to the honorable Rae, the city of Tallinn and its born and unborn population, foreign and domestic, myself and relatives, born and unborn, that I want to sell my goods honestly. I will do my best to help the market succeed. I don’t use false measurements and weights, I don’t sell stolen stuff, I don’t use false money.

I treat everyone in the market well in word and deed, I don’t treat them badly by hitting or pushing them or anything like that.
If I am wrong against it, I will make up for my transgression with a fee of that amount into the fine treasury.

This promise remains in effect without any objection.
If I do not keep this promise, may I perish with Sodom and Gomorrah!

The punishments for those who break their oath and violate the law of Lübeck:
– In the case of minor offenses, the punishment is by paying compensation to the fine box, cutting off the ear, prison, whipping, standing on the gallows, walking around the streets or around the city accompanied by a pig herder with stones of shame around his neck.


…that clothing bans and laws defined the length of dress tails and sleeves, the height of headgear, the length of shoelaces, the amount of jewelry, and the material of clothing. What was allowed to a noble lady was forbidden to a merchant woman.

… even though doctors were being trained as early as the 12th century, the medieval doctor had mainly two means of diagnosis – the pulse and the urinalysis. Dressing wounds and surgery was the duty of a lower rank – the barber.

…that in the Middle Ages, a weapon was a beautiful toy, tournaments were great celebrations and pleasant entertainment, war was a profession and the battlefield replaced social interaction.

…beggars also formed tsunfte, following the example of artisans, where strict rules applied.
Thieves had their social exams and master’s theses. Inadvertently cutting off the waistband of a woman kneeling in a church and emptying the pockets of a human-sized dressed doll so that none of the bells hung on the statue would ring was considered a masterpiece.

… the executioners wore red clothing so that they could be seen from afar and the townspeople could go to the other side of the road.

…scissors and buttons were invented in the Middle Ages (at the beginning of the 1300s). Buttons attached to different sides of women’s and men’s come from the Middle Ages.

…a long slender body, long hair were considered beautiful, light skin that was whitened with a special paste was fashionable. The hair on the forehead and around the neck was shaved off, the eyebrows were plucked thin to give the impression of a tall person.

…the bride was able to show her hair for the last time at the wedding, wearing gold butter on her head
a silver crown or ribbon to which flowers were attached. A married woman’s hair had to be covered.

…raising a knight started very early ( 7-y ). At the age of 10, the boy was sent away from home to a strange area, where he began his “studies” as a paaê and weapon bearer, and was knighted at the age of 21.