Medieval Peasants had More Days off Than the Average American Worker

Was life on the manor better than we think?

Lessons from History
8 min readAug 31, 2020

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We love to compliment ourselves on how efficient we are in the modern world. Thanks to all our technological advances, people don’t have to work as hard as they used to.

We congratulate ourselves on our forty-hour workweeks spent largely in…

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Nicol Valentin
Lessons from History

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