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Peasant Women In Medieval Times

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The Medieval society was very traditional, in the aspect that men were the most dominant figure as oppose to women. Women had to learn their ‘place’ in the society. They were treated with very little respect and played a very slim role towards the country’s behalf. Her main duty was to support her husband and family and take care of all of her responsibilities. Women had very limited freedom and for the majority of the time, her father or husband would make all of the decisions on their wife/ daughter’s behalf.

Peasant women lived a very restricted and strict lifestyle. The typical peasant woman during medieval times would be married off to a man in their mid-twenties. Most women lived in the country; in fact about 90% of women lived in
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