Life for the medi­eval peasant was certainly no picnic. His life was shadowed by fear of famine, disease and bursts of warfare. His diet and personal hygiene left much to be desired. But despite his reputa­tion as a mise­rable wretch, you might envy him one thing: his vacations.

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