People in the Middle Ages worked in a variety of jobs, some of which continue today and others that have disappeared in time. Farmers harvested crops using sickles and scythes. Bakers made unleavened bread for different customs and occasions. Blacksmiths created everyday objects and weapons from wrought iron and steel. Candlemakers made candles from fat, tallow, and beeswax. Carpenters cut timber to make fences, beams, planks, doors, and furniture. While apothecaries sold wine, spices, herbs, and medicines. There were several other jobs and activities carried out by medieval people. You can find them below.
Some of the key occupations in the Middle Ages: Carpenters, bakers, farmers, miners, and stone carvers.
Servants, cooks, messengers and other occupations linked to the Lords and the needs of a castle or fort.
Medieval weapon makers, knights, and executioners. These are some jobs related to warfare and justice in the Middle Ages.
Traders, sailors, innkeepers and other occupations relating to travelling, hosting, and trading.
Scribes, astrologers and other medieval occupations relating to religion and medicine.
Medieval occupations that required specific knowledge and craft.