What Hygiene Was Like For Medieval Peasants

Pubblicato il 20 ott 2019
Although cleanliness in the Middle Ages was primitive compared to what modern people enjoy, it doesn't mean medieval hygiene didn't exist. Despite living in an era long before indoor plumbing, shampoo, and nail salons, people used the best hygiene practices they could. Unfortunately, they didn't have a lot to work with. Peasants had it especially bad and weren't often able to afford luxuries like more than one set of clothing. For the lower classes, personal hygiene in the Middle Ages meant keeping clean however you could, even if it wasn't easy.
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  • What one item would you take back to Medieval Europe?

  • It’s HERB not erb my dear friend

  • Hot water, hot water cleans very well. I haven't used soap for about 15 years and I am cleaner than most people. I also wash my Dick, balls and ass, very important.

  • This seemed more like a European thing. Apparently the rest of the world were relatively MUCH more hygienic. Not saying they smelled like roses but Europe was an anomaly, even dogs and pigs are more hygienic than medieval Europeans. Aristocracy and religion seem to blame

  • There has been a push in recent years to depict the medieval period in a much softer light. "It wasn't that bad" "The Dark Ages didn't exist" "Peasants were actually pretty clean" Historical revisionism is rampant today, especially on certain IT-tvs channels. Thank you for this historically-grounded video. Keep up the good work.

  • Bet the “kitty” was smelleeeee....

  • Make me want to wash my ass right now

  • 1:59 "some peasents decide NOT TO WASH AT ALL" OMG EWWWWW!!!! LMAO

  • Other indegenous civilzations were. Much more advanced in cleanliness Europe the dark ages. their diseases took the natives out history says europeans took over with steel and diseases.

  • Doctor I have a small head ache Doctor release all blood from body and take all vital organs out

  • At that time, india was much more ahead in hygiene ( apart from outdoor toilets), champoo was originated there along with super cheap clothes and neem brush, coal soaps, itar (perfume-for nobels), etc and in hindu tradition person cannot enter kitchen to cook without taking a bath

  • So while washing your clothes your garments ended up more nasty than they were before??

  • Sounds like average hundreds of californian homeless person

  • Nice documentary but horrible voice.

  • Huh and they say white people are clean :P

  • Wow! First time I've been disappointed by you guys at Weird History. I've studied history and have found all your stuff functional, factual and funny..... oh you were one of my by gone lecturers..... but this time you disappoint, you have given natural therapies, my second Masters degree, a bit of a hard wrap, admittedly, administered by fools in the cases you site but guys..... come on, before chemicals reproductions were developed thatsvwhere we had and used properly with a heathly lifestyle, I am sure you will find have great potential to rise again to replace the all too common crap we put in our bodies in the last 20 life times. How about an episode about natural therapies. But beware because as in all things there are a lot of shisters out there...... Start here ...Saint Hildegard of Bingen, who knows you may learn a thing or too along the way PS How about an episode on Alvin Toflers, Future Shock? Please Keep up the good work Eric☆

  • "I have a barber/dentist appointment" SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS EVERYBODY!!!

  • They sound like modern day indians lol.but atleast i thank the indians for inventing flush toilets .I don't know if indians benefits from their own invention but we Europeans and rest of the world clearly do have great benefits from your invention .

  • I know the women I met on Match.com were pretty Med Evil in terms of smell. Need to dip that beaver and bring your ass some soap and it’s 2019!

  • We are like bonobos. Hahahahaha

  • One day future human beings will look back to us and think how garbage our time was and be pleased to not live here :)

  • How did ANYONE SURVIVE to the modern day?

  • Barber performing the teeth removal...oh

  • I wish I could have parasites. Stupid health making my life good.

  • So your telling me people used essential oils in Medeival times to cure sickness and it didn’t work? Hmm, who does that sound like today?🤔

  • twig tampons sound like a living nightmare

  • Was that bed from skyrim?

  • 6:52 that picture have me laugh out loud.

  • Seems like the roman lower class lived way better then the peasents in medieval times

  • We Are Like Bonobos

  • dear god what a shitty times...

  • 😲

  • That thumbnail must be how women view my tindr pics.

  • SCREW THE BATHING!!! IMAGINE HAVING NO REMOTE CONTROL OR TV TO WATCH FOOTBALL???THAT MAY B WORSE

  • And still some wipe their bums with papers instead of washing with water can’t believe this....seriously shower regularly and buy perfumes

  • You should do a video about the Incas!! it would be soooo interesting

  • UH OH STINKY POOP POOPY

  • Did they wipe their asses? Were butthole burn and dingleberries deadly? Were genitals green and did they smell like amonia?

  • should change your channel to “weird Eurocentric history”

  • Sometimes I would like to know how I’ll cope in these times probably badly lol

  • By the year 3019 there might be some people that are gonna list down 25 reasons why living in the 21st century sucks. Of course the world is huge and there are definitely gonna be negativity in every time period. I’m fine with focusing on the present which is the 21st century now.

  • Definitely wouldn't want to have oral sex in the middle ages

  • I think we should stop using the term "doctor" for those Medieval pseudo-scientists who basically were as ignorant regarding sicknesses and their causes as any other person during that period. Knowing a bit about human body doesn't make them doctors as they were absolutely into the dark and couldn't help with most diseases. I assume most elders and people with knowledge about herbs and their medical uses were actually more useful in treating diseases

  • it was primitive compared to a lot of the civilizations they conquered too. Just saying...

  • Omg tf putting a sick up there A hole

  • Delousing parties 😂🐜

  • See ? White people are dirty fucks. Europeans go months without showering

  • Today in the modern world, we’re all living like kings and princes. But there’s still spoiled brats.

  • Women didnt have many periods bc once they did, they would be impregnated. Over & over & died

  • *me and my girls in medevil times* aye u got a tampon naw dude just break one off that tree

  • What happened to japan or china hygene in the same era as medieval?

  • Just go to skid row in LA to get an idea...

  • I just bathed and dried my hair. I feel like a witch!

  • Was that George Soros??

  • Peasant: *Has a headache* Doctor: Alright I’m gonna drill a hole into your skull and release the evil spirits that are possessing you.

  • At least you could let er rip anytime. I mean who`s gonna even notice? Mine might even help, I eat a lot of sweet fruit.

  • Imagine the stench coming off of that menstruating medievil muff, try chowing down on that.

  • in medieval times i think you pretty much bunch up a fist full of herbs and stuff your pants and armpits like a holiday turkey and walk around crunching leaves and twigs in your places.

  • Dudes weren't going down on chicks back then no way Stinky girl

  • How did we survive back then? OMG