What Hygiene Was Like For Medieval Peasants

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  • 20/10/2019 को प्रकाशित
  • 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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  • Weird History
    Weird History  24 दिन पहले +402

    What one item would you take back to Medieval Europe?

    • Jonathan Lund
      Jonathan Lund 8 घंटे पहले

      @*• Sugary Miinxio •* and within a week knowing absolutely nobody the poor peasants would over take you and relieve you of your riches or you could buy yourself a personal security force but don't think the upper class might gather wind of you at which point your knowledge might be much more rewarding than your gold ever could be, just saying

    • Norika Kohiová
      Norika Kohiová 18 घंटे पहले


    • Ahmedlightsaur Aziz
      Ahmedlightsaur Aziz 3 दिन पहले

      Guns and a time machine and a place to live

    • Missa's Life
      Missa's Life 3 दिन पहले


    • Boutique Bitcoin
      Boutique Bitcoin 4 दिन पहले

      I would also go right to China cause they actually bathed or middle east

  • Paras Naradiya
    Paras Naradiya 7 घंटे पहले

    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

  • Jonathan Lund
    Jonathan Lund 8 घंटे पहले

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

  • runbear
    runbear 13 घंटे पहले

    Sounds like average hundreds of californian homeless person

  • mohd saleem
    mohd saleem दिन पहले

    Nice documentary but horrible voice.

  • -inactive-
    -inactive- दिन पहले

    Huh and they say white people are clean :P

  • Eric Moulton
    Eric Moulton दिन पहले

    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
    How about an episode on Alvin Toflers, Future Shock?
    Keep up the good work

  • Mike Anderson
    Mike Anderson दिन पहले

    "I have a barber/dentist appointment"

  • LK shaw Krisaan
    LK shaw Krisaan दिन पहले

    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 .

  • Nelson
    Nelson दिन पहले

    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!

  • N Garcia
    N Garcia 2 दिन पहले

    We are like bonobos. Hahahahaha

  • Abdal Abi
    Abdal Abi 2 दिन पहले

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

  • Jason Byrne
    Jason Byrne 2 दिन पहले

    How did ANYONE SURVIVE to the modern day?

  • Nat P
    Nat P 2 दिन पहले

    Barber performing the teeth removal...oh

  • Seeker Aspirant
    Seeker Aspirant 2 दिन पहले

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

  • Megan Williams
    Megan Williams 2 दिन पहले

    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?🤔

  • autumn the moth
    autumn the moth 2 दिन पहले +1

    twig tampons sound like a living nightmare

  • Super Doran
    Super Doran 2 दिन पहले

    Was that bed from skyrim?

  • amit_ murmu
    amit_ murmu 3 दिन पहले

    6:52 that picture have me laugh out loud.

  • Parabola
    Parabola 3 दिन पहले +1

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

  • Eric TheBlackCat
    Eric TheBlackCat 3 दिन पहले

    We Are Like Bonobos

  • Damir Uhoda
    Damir Uhoda 3 दिन पहले

    dear god what a shitty times...

  • Audrey McFarland
    Audrey McFarland 3 दिन पहले


  • ddas adfassaf
    ddas adfassaf 3 दिन पहले

    That thumbnail must be how women view my tindr pics.

  • John Holmes
    John Holmes 3 दिन पहले


  • Ultraviolet
    Ultraviolet 3 दिन पहले

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

  • Andrea Girl
    Andrea Girl 3 दिन पहले

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

  • Hols -__-
    Hols -__- 4 दिन पहले

    UH OH

  • Mister Hand
    Mister Hand 4 दिन पहले

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

  • Laila August
    Laila August 4 दिन पहले +4

    should change your channel to “weird Eurocentric history”

  • Hayley Chang
    Hayley Chang 4 दिन पहले

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

  • X1 Gen KaneshiroX
    X1 Gen KaneshiroX 4 दिन पहले

    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.

  • Ross Isaacs
    Ross Isaacs 4 दिन पहले

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

  • Maria Stoyanova
    Maria Stoyanova 4 दिन पहले

    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

  • miguel murillo
    miguel murillo 4 दिन पहले

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

  • Latrissa Fleming Coles
    Latrissa Fleming Coles 5 दिन पहले

    Omg tf putting a sick up there A hole

  • Samantha Batt
    Samantha Batt 5 दिन पहले

    Delousing parties 😂🐜

  • fredo corleone
    fredo corleone 5 दिन पहले

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

    I BROKEMYOWNHEART 5 दिन पहले +2

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

  • goober pea
    goober pea 5 दिन पहले +3

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

  • Anna Cohen
    Anna Cohen 5 दिन पहले +2

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

  • grayedoutmonday
    grayedoutmonday 5 दिन पहले

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

  • reignman2112
    reignman2112 6 दिन पहले

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

  • Merrye Syndrome
    Merrye Syndrome 6 दिन पहले +1

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

  • badlongon
    badlongon 6 दिन पहले

    Was that George Soros??

  • Nasexsav Kifs
    Nasexsav Kifs 6 दिन पहले +5

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

  • Les Rosin
    Les Rosin 6 दिन पहले

    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.

  • S cell
    S cell 6 दिन पहले +4

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

  • Bald Bride
    Bald Bride 6 दिन पहले

    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.

  • sammy holdem
    sammy holdem 6 दिन पहले

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

  • Sarah Leroy
    Sarah Leroy 6 दिन पहले

    How did we survive back then? OMG

  • J H
    J H 6 दिन पहले

    Vegetables AND onions???

  • LP727
    LP727 7 दिन पहले

    These mf’s were dumb af when places like Rome already had sewers

  • Santiago Jaramillo-Vesga
    Santiago Jaramillo-Vesga 7 दिन पहले

    Omg this was so helpful to my project

  • Kelly Yeomans
    Kelly Yeomans 7 दिन पहले


  • mecánico en la frontera
    mecánico en la frontera 7 दिन पहले

    I was told by my history professor that medieval peasants might have bathe once or twice a month if they were lucky

  • Angielina
    Angielina 7 दिन पहले

    The vermin was so cute

  • Mary Taylor
    Mary Taylor 7 दिन पहले

    This was the wrong video to watch while eating breakfast.... I’ll come back to it after the food is properly digested. 👌🏻👌🏻

  • ░▒▓█▇▆▅▄▃▂Gous▂▃▄▅▆▇█▓▒░

    Most people do have it good these days including me and I'm everyday thankful for it.
    But it's pretty insane how the world was once and is now, we still have a long way to go i think.

  • Migizii Inini
    Migizii Inini 7 दिन पहले

    When modern Europeans insult impoverished Indians for being dirty, I like to remind them of these times