S: Food, Games, and Entertainment of The Medieval Ages KEva and APyn
BC: About the Authors | Arista Pyne Is twelve years old and in 7th grade. Her passion is dancing and to cook for my family. | Kaylyn Evans Is thirteen years old and in 7th grade. She has been an equestrian since she was three years old.
FC: Food,Games, and Entertainment of The Medieval Ages By: Arista Pyne and Kaylyn Evans
1: Food, Games, and Entertainment of the Medieval period | By Arista Pyne and Kaylyn Evans
2: Food during the medieval period was very different from what we eat now a days. Animals in the medieval period were common place but today they would be considered exotic such as peacocks. | Entertainment during this time was similar to modern entertainment such as comedians to court jesters, bands to minstrels, and sports.
3: The games in the medieval period were very intense and physical but some are similar to modern games such as fencing to dueling, hide and go seek to blindman's bluff, and baseball or field hockey to ballgame depending on which version is being played.
4: There are two versions to plays this game one way is similar to field hockey where a ball is being hit with sticks into a goal. Another way to play it is similar to baseball. Where you hit the ball with a stick, that is being throw at you and try to run the bases until you reach home base again. | BALL GAME
5: A game from the medieval period called blindman's bluff is similar to many games played in modern times. The way you play it is that you cover a person's head so they can not see and then they chase the other players around. | Blindmans Bluff was a game played in medieval times that are similar to games in modern times.
6: Jousting was one of the many sports/activities to do in the medieval times. Jousting is when you sit on horse back and hold your lance, galloping full speed at your opponent. Your goal is to stab your opponent with your lance and knocked them off their horse. | Archery was another game and sometimes entertainment from medieval times. How you play is you aim at the center or bullseye of a target with your arrow. Then let go of the arrow sending it soaring through the air. The bull's eye was worth ten points and the further towards the edge of the target the less points it is.
7: Bread Plates are flat pieces of stale bread called trenchers were used as plates. | Most Commonly Eaten Meals Main dishes were beef, duck and mutton. Side dishes were poultry, eggs, pottage and game birds. Onions, garlic, herbs, dried peas, and beans were the vegetables. A rare but said to be the best dish was subtley which is a mixture of sugar, paste, marzipan, and jelly. Pages served nobles while they were training to become squires. They stored food in pantries, butteries (for bottles), bakehouses, and brewhouses.
8: Medieval Menu | Main Dish- Beef Mutton Duck Side Dish- Poultry Eggs Game Birds Pottage- A mixture of beaf, cinnamon, vegtables, and tunips, parsnips, and oats
9: Vegtables- Oinoins Garlic Herbs Dried Peas Beans Toppings- Honey Cinnamon Special- Subtley- A mixture of sugar, paste, marzipan, and jelly
10: The people would sit on benches to eat. Although the rich including the king and queen sat on chairs instead. | The commanders ate beaf and mutton. If they had a successful hunt they could have had vesion or deer. Any meat they had was salted to preserve it. The rich ate peacocks and cranes. .
11: A Hurdy Gurdy is a instrument played during the 14th century. This was played by turning a handle which made all the strings play at one time. This produced a drone like sound. While the musician is turning the handle the other hand strums the strings. | Minstrels were musicians that played personally for the king, prince, princess, knights, nobles, and other very important people. Most minstrels learned how to play up to seven different instruments.
12: The job of a fool or jester was to make people laugh. He wore a hat with many bells at the ends of the points, a striped shirt. Half of the shirt would be striped with two basic colors and the other half would be all one solid color. Then they would carry around a bladder of some sort of animal on a stick and slap people with it. ( it is also known as the slapstick comedy.)
13: Bibliography | Clements, Gillian. The Truth about Castles. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda, 1990. Print. Gravett, Christopher. Castle. New York: Knopf, 1994. Print. Harris, Nicholas, and Peter Dennis. Castles through Time. New York: PowerKids, 2009. Print. Mason, Antony. Medieval times. New York: Simon & Schuster for Young Readers, 1996. Print. Medieval World. Vol. 5. Danbury, CT: Grolier Educational, 2001. Print. Sheehan, Sean, and Peter Dennis. Castles. North Mankato, MN: Smart Apple Media, 2005. Print.