What Hygiene Was Like For Medieval Peasants

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  • Апублікавана 20 Кст 2019
  • 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  28 дзён таму +416

    What one item would you take back to Medieval Europe?

    • purrptears
      purrptears Дзень таму

      Yeah probably guns

    • Will W
      Will W Дзень таму

      A Ar 15 with unlimited ammo

    • fool apprentice
      fool apprentice Дзень таму

      Time machine

    • test test t
      test test t Дзень таму


    • Coral Day
      Coral Day Дзень таму

      I’m glad they were advised to chAnged their underpants daily. I like to shower. I couldn’t do this time period. Nope.

  • Itumo
    Itumo 22 години таму +1

    People definitely weren’t having oral sex during this period.

  • QTee
    QTee Дзень таму

    Absolutely disgusting... talk about nasty... just so nasty

  • QTee
    QTee Дзень таму

    Lmaooo "uh. Whats that smell?" 🤣😂🤣

  • QTee
    QTee Дзень таму

    Pretty much like homeless people todeh

  • The Curious Monkey Elliott
    The Curious Monkey Elliott Дзень таму

    Made one avoid going down on someone all together.. forget about the idea of rimming.... I’m sorry... I couldn’t resist😂🤦🏻‍♂️

  • Gus Buster
    Gus Buster Дзень таму

    California starting to look like this!

  • KJS
    KJS Дзень таму

    It’s HERB not erb my dear friend

  • John Adamski
    John Adamski Дзень таму

    Hot water, hot water cleans very well. I haven't used soap for about 15 years and I am cleaner than most people. I also wash my Dick, balls and ass, very important.

  • Karl Hanks
    Karl Hanks Дзень таму +1

    This seemed more like a European thing. Apparently the rest of the world were relatively MUCH more hygienic. Not saying they smelled like roses but Europe was an anomaly, even dogs and pigs are more hygienic than medieval Europeans. Aristocracy and religion seem to blame

    • QTee
      QTee Дзень таму

      Exactly. Positively gross.

  • J K
    J K 2 дні таму +1

    There has been a push in recent years to depict the medieval period in a much softer light.
    "It wasn't that bad"
    "The Dark Ages didn't exist"
    "Peasants were actually pretty clean"
    Historical revisionism is rampant today, especially on certain BY-clips channels. Thank you for this historically-grounded video. Keep up the good work.

  • Toni Moon
    Toni Moon 2 дні таму

    Bet the “kitty” was smelleeeee....

  • Cj Williams
    Cj Williams 3 дні таму

    Make me want to wash my ass right now

  • Angelic Alien333
    Angelic Alien333 3 дні таму

    1:59 "some peasents decide NOT TO WASH AT ALL" OMG EWWWWW!!!! LMAO

    • QTee
      QTee Дзень таму


  • honey lee
    honey lee 4 дні таму +1

    Other indegenous civilzations were. Much more advanced in cleanliness Europe the dark ages. their diseases took the natives out history says europeans took over with steel and diseases.

  • Sawyer the meme Subscribe.
    Sawyer the meme Subscribe. 4 дні таму +1

    Doctor I have a small head ache
    Doctor release all blood from body and take all vital organs out

  • Paras Naradiya
    Paras Naradiya 5 дзён таму

    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 5 дзён таму

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

  • runbear
    runbear 5 дзён таму

    Sounds like average hundreds of californian homeless person

  • mohd saleem
    mohd saleem 5 дзён таму

    Nice documentary but horrible voice.

  • -inactive-
    -inactive- 6 дзён таму

    Huh and they say white people are clean :P

  • Eric Moulton
    Eric Moulton 6 дзён таму

    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 6 дзён таму +1

    "I have a barber/dentist appointment"

  • LK shaw Krisaan
    LK shaw Krisaan 6 дзён таму

    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 6 дзён таму

    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 7 дзён таму

    We are like bonobos. Hahahahaha

  • Abdal Abi
    Abdal Abi 7 дзён таму

    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 7 дзён таму

    How did ANYONE SURVIVE to the modern day?

  • Nat P
    Nat P 7 дзён таму

    Barber performing the teeth removal...oh

  • Seeker Aspirant
    Seeker Aspirant 7 дзён таму

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

  • Megan Williams
    Megan Williams 7 дзён таму

    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 7 дзён таму +2

    twig tampons sound like a living nightmare

  • Super Doran
    Super Doran 7 дзён таму

    Was that bed from skyrim?

  • amit_ murmu
    amit_ murmu 7 дзён таму

    6:52 that picture have me laugh out loud.

  • Parabola
    Parabola 7 дзён таму +1

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

  • Eric TheBlackCat
    Eric TheBlackCat 8 дзён таму

    We Are Like Bonobos

  • Damir Uhoda
    Damir Uhoda 8 дзён таму

    dear god what a shitty times...

  • Audrey McFarland
    Audrey McFarland 8 дзён таму


  • ddas adfassaf
    ddas adfassaf 8 дзён таму

    That thumbnail must be how women view my tindr pics.

  • John Holmes
    John Holmes 8 дзён таму


  • Ultraviolet
    Ultraviolet 8 дзён таму

    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 8 дзён таму

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

  • Hols -__-
    Hols -__- 8 дзён таму

    UH OH

  • Mister Hand
    Mister Hand 8 дзён таму

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

  • Laila August
    Laila August 8 дзён таму +4

    should change your channel to “weird Eurocentric history”

  • Hayley Chang
    Hayley Chang 9 дзён таму

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

  • Ross Isaacs
    Ross Isaacs 9 дзён таму +1

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

    • QTee
      QTee Дзень таму

      LOL but you know their nasty asses did anyway lmaaaoooo 🤢🤢🤮🤮🤮 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣🤣

  • Maria Stoyanova
    Maria Stoyanova 9 дзён таму

    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 9 дзён таму

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

    • QTee
      QTee Дзень таму

      But they did so by using the very disease they were plagued with.

  • Latrissa Fleming Coles
    Latrissa Fleming Coles 10 дзён таму

    Omg tf putting a sick up there A hole

  • Samantha Batt
    Samantha Batt 10 дзён таму

    Delousing parties 😂🐜

  • fredo corleone
    fredo corleone 10 дзён таму

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

    I BROKEMYOWNHEART 10 дзён таму +2

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

  • goober pea
    goober pea 10 дзён таму +3

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

  • Anna Cohen
    Anna Cohen 10 дзён таму +3

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

  • grayedoutmonday
    grayedoutmonday 10 дзён таму

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

  • reignman2112
    reignman2112 10 дзён таму

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

  • Merrye Syndrome
    Merrye Syndrome 11 дзён таму +1

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

  • badlongon
    badlongon 11 дзён таму

    Was that George Soros??

  • Nasexsav Kifs
    Nasexsav Kifs 11 дзён таму +8

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