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The Middle Ages for Kids – Questions and Answers

Kids have many questions about the Middle Ages. In this video, Danièle Cybulskie answers 16 questions that kids are asking about the medieval world. 

The questions about the Middle Ages answered in this video are:

  1. How long are the Middle Ages?
  2. Why do people call it the Middle Ages?
  3. How many knights were there in a medieval army?
  4. Did they have bananas in medieval England?
  5. Did William the Conqueror have cows in his castle?
  6. Did they have math in the Middle Ages?
  7. What games did medieval people play?
  8. Did medieval kids have pets?
  9. Who made cheese?
  10. What is recipe from the Middle Ages we can make today?
  11. Did they dye their food?
  12. Did medieval people believe in witches and wizards?
  13. How did medieval people create chainmail?
  14. What did people with bad eyesight use to see in the Middle Ages?
  15. Was Joan of Arc the only woman who was a knight in armour?
  16. What did medieval people use for toilet paper?

Some of the books and links mentioned in the video:

See Inside Castles, by Katie Daynes

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Medieval Dogs, by Kathleen Walker-Meikle

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Medieval Cats, by Kathleen Walker-Meikle

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The White Cat and the Monk: A Retelling of the Poem “Pangur Bán”, by Jo Ellen Bogart

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Marguerite Makes a Book, by Bruce Robertson

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For the recipes of Lombard Pasties, check out the recipe at Gode Cookery and Danièle’s article The Tasty Medieval Pasty

See also A Kid’s Castle Questions Answered and Coloring Pages about the Middle Ages

You can follow Danièle Cybulskie on Twitter @5MinMedievalist

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