The peasants made up the bulk of the population of Europe. Despite the fact that for the most part they became personally free, their life has changed little. This was the most conservative part of the population. But now many of them have become closely associated with the market. It was difficult to survive without additional income, so in some areas the peasants left to work in cities or mines. A small part was able to get rich and in their position came close to entrepreneurs.
The houses of the peasants remained practically unchanged, they were thatched huts. Even in the 18th century. many houses did not have pipes. The daily life of the peasants was filled with household chores; days of religious holidays were their rest.
Clothes and utensils were simple, handmade. There was practically no meat on the peasant tables. They ate mainly stews and cereals, later potatoes appeared, which were considered food for the poor. Fish supplemented the diet.
The men’s clothing consisted of long pants, an undershirt, and a short-sleeved top shirt. Women’s clothing consisted of long, wide skirts and wide, long-sleeved shirts.
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