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BC: Sherin Elhefnawy | About the Author | Sherin Elhefnawy She was born on January 14,1998. She currently goes to Eyer Middle School. She has a young sister and a younger brother. Her heritage goes back to Egypt. She has been there 3 times in her life so far, and hopes to visit it again soon. One of her favorite sights to see were the great Pyramids of Giza. | Sherin got inspired to write this book when she learned about medieval times. She got so interested in this subject, that she decided to do further research and share her knowledge with you.

FC: Medieval Towns and Cities | By:Sherin Elhefnawy 4/14/11

1: Medieval Cities and Towns | By:Sherin Elhefnawy Eyer Middle School 2011

2: People who visited medieval towns had to pay money. In 1100 A.D. small towns started appearing. In 1350, 70 towns made the Hanseatic League which was a group of towns along the center of trade. All towns had town walls that were about 4,200 ft long. Most medieval towns still survive because of the town walls. | ( Tallinn, a medieval town that survived )

3: There are a lot of people and careers provided in medieval town. Some job are armorer,acrobat,baker, candle maker,and craftsmen. Church and cathedrals which are churches made in a cross can also be found in medieval towns. | ( The Lincoln Cathedral in Lincoln which was a medieval cathedral )

4: People who lived in towns had expensive property. The cost of property varied in medieval European towns from the yearly rent of a London tavern which was 200 Os Od to building a worker's house which cost 5 Os Od. The Milan team was a physician, a surgeon, a lawyer, a barber, two horsemen, three footmen, and two grave teams. Houses were made of wood which caused fires sometimes. | ( medieval houses in medieval towns )

5: Cities had city walls to protect them. People threw their waste out their windows, so they carved out V-shaped streets. When someone threw trash out their windows, it would wash into the center of the street. Houses in cities were stuck together. | ( A medieval city )

6: Lutetia was the largest of the early cities. By the 13th century, cities started flourishing from the Mediterranean to northwest Europe. Viking invasions were a major factor in the development of cities. Some great medieval walled cities can still be seen in modern Europe. | ( Lutetia which is know called Paris. )

7: There were some famous hospitals in medieval times. Some famous hospital were Hotel Diu, Santa Maria Nuova Hospital and a hospital called the Great Hospital. Church feasts marked reaping days which were days when people cut or gathered crops. Church feasts were really important, so they expected every citizen to come. | ( a church feast in medieval Europe )

8: There were a couple of factors that led to the growth of medieval cities and towns. Two of the factors that led to the growth of medieval towns and cities were trade and viking invasions. Mass disease with no cure or medicines was a negative aspect. Another negative aspect was that it was very rare to advance in your social class. A positive aspect is some cities had city walls such has York and Cantebury. | ( York, one of the cities that had city walls. )

9: Dear Diary, Today I am going to a church feast, which most of the time marks reaping days. Oh great, more gathering crops. I live in a medieval town. Everywhere I go I find a baker, a candle maker, craftsmen, etc. Towns are very crowded and houses are made of wood. That is very dangerous because it could cause fires. My dad works has a farmer and he can not advance over his social class. Some days I go to the cathedral in my town. My town is in the Hanseatic League I like being along the center of trade. That means if my dad can, we would be the first people to get the goods first. My house's yearly rent is like 150 Os Od I just can't believe at least my dad has the money to pay it. We only have one physician so if I get sick I have to wait until the physician gets done with everyone else who called him and that's the same with the barber, my dad has to what like 6 days until the barber is ready for him. Can't write anymore have to work on the farm.

10: Works Cited Adams, Simon, and Kevin W. Maddison. The atlas of the medieval world. Boston,MA:Kingfisher, 2007. Bingham, Jane. Medieval world. New York: Scholastic, 2000. Macdonald, Fiona, and Adam Hook. Town Life. North Mankato, MN: Smart Apple Media, 2005.

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