Writer and broadcaster Stephen Smith finds out what it took to get ahead at the court of Richard II, who presided over the first truly sophisticated and artistic court in England. External Sites. That's nice.
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Release Date: Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. We're happy to hear that you all enjoyed your experience at the castle and can't wait to see you again soon! The literati of the time learned to speak and write Latin.
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The middle class is actually quite poor; while everyhing keeps getting more expensive the cost of living goes up , hourly pay and minimum wages are not increasing at the same or even similar rate.
Posted by bobdvb Report as abusive. In fact, economist Juliet Shor found that during periods of particularly high wages, such as 14th-century England, peasants might put in no more than 150 days a year.
Yet again I am thankful to be in Europe… Where is this land of the free? Slipping standards But, by the late 14th century, standards of French in Britain were slipping — at least in some quarters.
It saw the creation of a middle class and a means out of poverty for people willing to work hard and put in, in some cases, longer hours on the job. Took another to walk a beach to save sea turtles.
Think about how much time you take keeping a simple vegetable garden alive. See all 869 reviews. Wed 12 Mar 2014 21: We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at the castle, my lord. Blow Your Nose — Did you know that Richard invented and popularized the handkerchief?
Painters, sculptors, poets, tailors, weavers and builders flocked to court to make their fortunes.