What Hygiene Was Like For Medieval Peasants

  • Dipublikasikan tanggal 20 Okt 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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Komentar • 2 672

  • Weird History
    Weird History  23 hari yang lalu +398

    What one item would you take back to Medieval Europe?

    • Ahmedlightsaur Aziz
      Ahmedlightsaur Aziz 3 hari yang lalu

      Guns and a time machine and a place to live

    • Missa's Life
      Missa's Life 3 hari yang lalu


    • Boutique Bitcoin
      Boutique Bitcoin 4 hari yang lalu

      I would also go right to China cause they actually bathed or middle east

    • Boutique Bitcoin
      Boutique Bitcoin 4 hari yang lalu

      Clothes, Bras,Shampoo,Guns,Food,
      Seeds,Gold,Body Wash, Medicine.

    • Andrew Lam
      Andrew Lam 5 hari yang lalu


  • -inactive-
    -inactive- 22 jam yang lalu

    Huh and they say white people are clean :P

  • Eric Moulton
    Eric Moulton Hari Yang lalu

    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 Hari Yang lalu

    "I have a barber/dentist appointment"

  • LK shaw Krisaan
    LK shaw Krisaan Hari Yang lalu

    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 Hari Yang lalu

    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 itโ€™s 2019!

  • N Garcia
    N Garcia Hari Yang lalu

    We are like bonobos. Hahahahaha

  • Abdal Abi
    Abdal Abi Hari Yang lalu

    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 2 hari yang lalu

    How did ANYONE SURVIVE to the modern day?

  • Nat P
    Nat P 2 hari yang lalu

    Barber performing the teeth removal...oh

  • Seeker Aspirant
    Seeker Aspirant 2 hari yang lalu

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

  • Megan Williams
    Megan Williams 2 hari yang lalu

    So your telling me people used essential oils in Medeival times to cure sickness and it didnโ€™t work? Hmm, who does that sound like today?๐Ÿค”

  • autumn the moth
    autumn the moth 2 hari yang lalu

    twig tampons sound like a living nightmare

  • Super Doran
    Super Doran 2 hari yang lalu

    Was that bed from skyrim?

  • amit_ murmu
    amit_ murmu 2 hari yang lalu

    6:52 that picture have me laugh out loud.

  • Parabola
    Parabola 2 hari yang lalu +1

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

  • Eric TheBlackCat
    Eric TheBlackCat 3 hari yang lalu

    We Are Like Bonobos

  • Damir Uhoda
    Damir Uhoda 3 hari yang lalu

    dear god what a shitty times...

  • Audrey McFarland
    Audrey McFarland 3 hari yang lalu


  • ddas adfassaf
    ddas adfassaf 3 hari yang lalu

    That thumbnail must be how women view my tindr pics.

  • John Holmes
    John Holmes 3 hari yang lalu


  • Ultraviolet
    Ultraviolet 3 hari yang lalu

    And still some wipe their bums with papers instead of washing with water canโ€™t believe this....seriously shower regularly and buy perfumes

  • Andrea Girl
    Andrea Girl 3 hari yang lalu

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

  • Hols -__-
    Hols -__- 3 hari yang lalu

    UH OH

  • Mister Hand
    Mister Hand 3 hari yang lalu

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

  • Laila August
    Laila August 3 hari yang lalu +3

    should change your channel to โ€œweird Eurocentric historyโ€

  • Hayley Chang
    Hayley Chang 4 hari yang lalu

    Sometimes I would like to know how Iโ€™ll cope in these times probably badly lol

  • X1 Gen KaneshiroX
    X1 Gen KaneshiroX 4 hari yang lalu

    By the year 3019 there might be some people that are gonna list down 25 reasons why living in the 21st century sucks. Of course the world is huge and there are definitely gonna be negativity in every time period. Iโ€™m fine with focusing on the present which is the 21st century now.

  • Ross Isaacs
    Ross Isaacs 4 hari yang lalu

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

  • Maria Stoyanova
    Maria Stoyanova 4 hari yang lalu

    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 4 hari yang lalu

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

  • Latrissa Fleming Coles
    Latrissa Fleming Coles 4 hari yang lalu

    Omg tf putting a sick up there A hole

  • Samantha Batt
    Samantha Batt 5 hari yang lalu

    Delousing parties ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿœ

  • fredo corleone
    fredo corleone 5 hari yang lalu

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

    I BROKEMYOWNHEART 5 hari yang lalu +2

    Today in the modern world, weโ€™re all living like kings and princes. But thereโ€™s still spoiled brats.

  • goober pea
    goober pea 5 hari yang lalu +3

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

  • Anna Cohen
    Anna Cohen 5 hari yang lalu +2

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

  • grayedoutmonday
    grayedoutmonday 5 hari yang lalu

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

  • reignman2112
    reignman2112 5 hari yang lalu

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

  • Merrye Syndrome
    Merrye Syndrome 5 hari yang lalu +1

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

  • badlongon
    badlongon 6 hari yang lalu

    Was that George Soros??

  • Nasexsav Kifs
    Nasexsav Kifs 6 hari yang lalu +5

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

  • Les Rosin
    Les Rosin 6 hari yang lalu

    At least you could let er rip anytime. I mean who`s gonna even notice? Mine might even help, I eat a lot of sweet fruit.

  • S cell
    S cell 6 hari yang lalu +3

    Imagine the stench coming off of that menstruating medievil muff, try chowing down on that.

  • Bald Bride
    Bald Bride 6 hari yang lalu

    in medieval times i think you pretty much bunch up a fist full of herbs and stuff your pants and armpits like a holiday turkey and walk around crunching leaves and twigs in your places.

  • sammy holdem
    sammy holdem 6 hari yang lalu

    Dudes weren't going down on chicks back then no way Stinky girl

  • Sarah Leroy
    Sarah Leroy 6 hari yang lalu

    How did we survive back then? OMG

  • J H
    J H 6 hari yang lalu

    Vegetables AND onions???

  • LP727
    LP727 6 hari yang lalu

    These mfโ€™s were dumb af when places like Rome already had sewers

  • Santiago Jaramillo-Vesga
    Santiago Jaramillo-Vesga 6 hari yang lalu

    Omg this was so helpful to my project

  • Kelly Yeomans
    Kelly Yeomans 6 hari yang lalu


  • mecรกnico en la frontera
    mecรกnico en la frontera 6 hari yang lalu

    I was told by my history professor that medieval peasants might have bathe once or twice a month if they were lucky

  • Angielina
    Angielina 6 hari yang lalu

    The vermin was so cute

  • Mary Taylor
    Mary Taylor 7 hari yang lalu

    This was the wrong video to watch while eating breakfast.... Iโ€™ll come back to it after the food is properly digested. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

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    Most people do have it good these days including me and I'm everyday thankful for it.
    But it's pretty insane how the world was once and is now, we still have a long way to go i think.

  • Migizii Inini
    Migizii Inini 7 hari yang lalu

    When modern Europeans insult impoverished Indians for being dirty, I like to remind them of these times

  • Donnely Wilson
    Donnely Wilson 7 hari yang lalu +2

    Bled on there clothing eish and yet condoms are still free and we still pay for pads

    • Linds C
      Linds C 4 hari yang lalu

      Condoms free? What do you go down to the local healthcare facility and beg for them? That's classy, combine that with your whiny attitude about paying for "pads" and I'm sure you're just the bell of the ball huh? What a catch!

  • Alex DeLeon
    Alex DeLeon 7 hari yang lalu

    Eh, not a fan of the inconvenience of life back then.

  • Jacob Hawes
    Jacob Hawes 7 hari yang lalu

    Bring out your dead, bring out your dead, bring out your dead, bring out your dead

  • Mindaugas MM
    Mindaugas MM 7 hari yang lalu

    Since there rivers and lakes everywhere i am sure they bathed