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Craftsman medieval pih

anyone have a people in history on a medieval craftsman or someone in a medieval monastery?


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C.Hill
C.Hill
I am a craftsman living in London which is a medieval city. I am a carpenter and make different furniture. Other trades include - bakers, cobbler etc I first started as an apprentice to a master craftsman. I learned many skills and tricks of the trade. I went to live in my masters house and ate with the family. In medieval times craftsman tended to stick together eg : all carpenters in the one street. Streets were also named after the trade that was practiced there. After about 7 years of training I became a journeyman. This meant I could travel around the country doing a days work for pay. If a novice wanted to become a master craftsman he had to make a masterpiece, this had to be of excellent quality and of the highest standard. It was judged by the guild. The guild was an organisation that set standards and prices for craftsmen. Each trade had it's own guild. The guild made sure that craftsmen produced high quality work and also looked after widows and children of dead guild members. Punishment was very strict in medieval times if a craftsman's work was bad quality he could be dragged around town on a huddle. They could also be put in the pillory and stocks.
C.Hill
C.Hill
Fairs and markets were where merchants came to sell their goods. Fairs were held once a year but markets were held once or twice a week. You had to pay a toll to get into a medieval town because it was guarded by battlements and the town walls. Because our houses are wooden and very close together we have a designated time each night when everyone has to put out their fire, in fear the houses will set alight. This is called a curfew. London actually burned once in the great fire of London in 1666. There was no sewage system so the streets were dirty and rat infested. The bubonic plague or the black death was a disease carried by flies on rats.
cullinane.ciara
I, Peter Lombard, am a craftsman in the city of London during the twelfth century. I am a carpenter by trade and I am a proud member of the carpenters guild. I enjoy living in London, despite the fact crime is common at night in our unlit streets and there is a constant threat of fire engulfing our timber-framed thatched houses. There are many types of craftsmen in London. For example, tailors who make clothes and bakers who bake bread. We are all important and well-respected members of society. I began to learn my trade as an apprentice at the age of twelve. My master fed me poorly and did not pay me for my work, but he taught me my trade after seven years as an apprentice, I became a journeyman. I then could go from place to place, hiring out my services to master craftsmen. I would be paid for my work. I was determined to become a master craftsman, so I decided to make a beautiful inlaid cabinet as a masterpiece. The members of the guild judged my masterpiece and I was admitted to the guild as a master craftsman. As a master craftsman I own my own shop and sell the products made there at a good profit. I also train three young apprentices. We master craftsmen have many responsibilities. We must make sure that anybody admitted to our guild is good at his trade. We also make sure that sick or elderly members of the guild, who have fallen on a hard time will receive financial help.
cullinane.ciara
I, Peter Lombard, am a craftsman in the city of London during the twelfth century. I am a carpenter by trade and I am a proud member of the carpenters guild. I enjoy living in London, despite the fact crime is common at night in our unlit streets and there is a constant threat of fire engulfing our timber-framed thatched houses. There are many types of craftsmen in London. For example, tailors who make clothes and bakers who bake bread. We are all important and well-respected members of society. I began to learn my trade as an apprentice at the age of twelve. My master fed me poorly and did not pay me for my work, but he taught me my trade after seven years as an apprentice, I became a journeyman. I then could go from place to place, hiring out my services to master craftsmen. I would be paid for my work. I was determined to become a master craftsman, so I decided to make a beautiful inlaid cabinet as a masterpiece. The members of the guild judged my masterpiece and I was admitted to the guild as a master craftsman. As a master craftsman I own my own shop and sell the products made there at a good profit. I also train three young apprentices. We master craftsmen have many responsibilities. We must make sure that anybody admitted to our guild is good at his trade. We also make sure that sick or elderly members of the guild, who have fallen on a hard time will receive financial help.
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