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Medieval Job Descriptions. By Sophie Black 7B Humanities 31st May 2010. The Bread and Butter Jobs. Peasent -A Poor Person Housewife - a wife who cooks and cleans Butcher-Chops Up all the meat Brewer/Brewster- Makes Beer Baker/Baxter- Bakes the Bread. Serf -Farmer Yeoman -Farmer

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medieval job descriptions

Medieval Job Descriptions

By Sophie Black

7B Humanities

31st May 2010

the bread and butter jobs
The Breadand Butter Jobs
  • Peasent-A Poor Person
  • Housewife- a wifewhocooksandcleans
  • Butcher-ChopsUp all themeat
  • Brewer/Brewster-Makes Beer
  • Baker/Baxter-BakestheBread
  • Serf-Farmer
  • Yeoman-Farmer
  • Beggar-Begsfor Food and Money
  • Miller-Owns Mill andGirndsFlour
the guilds
The Guilds
  • Spinner/Spinster-Spins Yarn
  • Weaver/Webster- Someonewhocleanedandcompactedcloth
  • Walker/Fuller-Shrinksandthickensclothwithurine
  • Shoemaker/Cordwainer-makesshoes
  • Chandler-MakesCandles
  • Salter/Drysalter-Dyes Cloth
  • Fishmonger-Sells Fish
  • Blacksmith-forgesarmourandweapons.
religious jobs
Religious Jobs
  • Pope-Highestofthe Church
  • Cardinal-Just Below the Pope
  • Bishop-Supervises a numberoflocalchurches
  • Abbot/Abbotess-Leader of a monastary
  • Friar-A memberofthereligious order
  • Parson-the holder of a parochial benifice
  • Cardinal-Saystheprayerat an importantmeetingorat a royal‘s dinner
castle jobs
Castle Jobs
  • Page- a boyservantorattendant
  • Squire-an assitantof noble birth
  • Knight- a man of noble birthdedicatedtohelpingothers
  • Herald-a messenger in the royal court
  • Armourer-A personwhomakearmourfortheknight
  • Jester/Fool-someoneemployedtoentertainedthecourt nobles
  • Almoner-Givesamountsofmoneyotthepoor
castle jobs contined
Castle Jobs (Contined)
  • Chamberlain-treasurerofthe royal court
  • Cook- cooksfood
  • Noble/Noblewoman-a personofhighbrithor rank
  • Princess-Daughteroftheking, sometimesheirtothe throne
  • Constable/Marshall-Takes careofthecastlewhentheownerisgone
  • Falconer-Trains thecastle‘shuntingbirds
  • Archer-shootsarrows
  • Butler-Was in chargeofthewine.
  • DomesticServants-servantsaroundthecastle
wonder workers
Wonder Workers
  • Inventor-Inventsnewobjects
  • Artificer-a craftsperson
  • Architect-Buildsthings
  • Stonemason-a personwhobuildwithordressesstone
  • Engineer-a persontrainedandskilled in design andconstruction
  • Goldsmith-a personwhomakesorsellsarticlesofgold
  • Copyist/Scribe-Wwitesthebooks
  • Bookbinder-bindsandsellsbooks
  • ParchmentandInkseller- StationarySupplier
life and death jobs
Life and Death Jobs
  • Barber-Surgeon - Shaves Beard andperformsoperations. Uses same toolsforboth.
  • Healer/Midwife-Help withchildbirth. Oftengetsaccusedofbeing a witch.
  • Apothecary- a pharmacist
  • Doctor-treatstheill
  • Care giverforlepers- looks after thelepers (People whohaveleprosy, orHansen‘sDiease.)
sit down jobs
Sit Down Jobs
  • Schoolmaster, Teacher- Someonewhoeducatespeople.
  • Philospher -a personwhoanswerstheroriesorinsights on unanswerablequestions.
  • Polymath-A personstuding in servralfields.
  • Alchemist- A potionmaker
  • Clerk- checked material costs, wagesandkeptaccounts
  • Astrologer- a personwhomadeupconstolationsandstudiedthestars
  • Author (Nonfiction)-a reporter
artistic jobs
Artistic Jobs
  • Stained Glass Artist-Makes all thestainedglasswindows in thechurches
  • Painter-Paintsportraitsforrichpeople
  • Embroiderer- Embroidersclothesandpillowsect…
  • Wood Carver- Shapes woodinto different things
  • Sculptor- MakesSculptures
  • Poet/Litatryauthor- makesuppoemandwritesnovels
  • Playwrite- writesthescriptsoftheatreperformances
  • Player-Actor
  • Illuminator- Makes all the Gold Lead andDrawings in thebooks
dirty jobs
Dirty Jobs
  • Street Cleaner- CleanstheStreetsandgetshitby all thefecescoming out ofthewindows.
  • Gong Farmer- Farmsall themanure
  • Bathhouseattendent- Looks after thetoilets in thebathhouse
  • Witch Hunter- someonewhosearchesforwitches
  • Pardoner- someone who sells luxuries
  • Miner- Someone who mines for precious metals and gems.
law and order
Law and Order
  • Lawyer- TrystoproveAcuseeInocent in court
  • Provost- The Superintendant
  • Sommoner-Summonsthedefendant in court
  • Headsman/Hangsman- a publicexcutioner
  • Torturer-torturersvictimsintomakingconfessions
  • Money Changer- In chargeofcurrencyexchange
  • Sheriff-Police man
  • Bandit- Criminal
travelling jobs
Travelling Jobs
  • Messenger- A Bit Like a Postman (Deliversyourmessages)
  • Troubadour-Poet
  • Town Crier- A Portable newspaper, telleveryonethenewsbyshoutingit
  • Importer/Exporter- Imports and Exports GoodsandSuplies
  • Explorer-Exploresthelandto find goodplacesfornewsettelments
  • Pilgrim-someonewhotravelsto a placeofreligiousimportance
  • TravellingMerchant-Someonewhpsellstheirgoodfromtowntotown.