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Only 1 in 28 People Can Identify these Medieval Jobs from an Image. Can You?
by Khadija Leon
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Long before we had Uber drivers, FBI agents and clinical psychologists, there were many different kinds of jobs which helped build our society to get to where it is today. From the lowly kitchen scullion and the always dirty chimney sweep to knights who protected the monarchs and courtesans who kept the rich and powerful "company," there was a job and place for everyone in medieval society. 

The Middle Ages or Medieval Period started from the 5th century up until the 15th, and while everyone believed that it was a simple time, the truth is, the working world was much more difficult than the one we know today. There was rarely any opportunity to climb up the figurative 'ladder' and there were even fewer options for those who wanted to switch careers. Many people either followed in the footsteps of their families while others did what they were naturally good at. 

If you were given images of people performing their duties during that time period, would you be able to guess what the name of their occupations was? Well, this quiz was designed to test just that. Take it to see how much you know about medieval people and their jobs. 


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