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Would You Thrive in Medieval Times?
by Teresa M.
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Do you have what it takes to thrive in medieval times? Let’s face it! Not all of us are cut out to storm castles and raise our own food. Some of us are far better off living by the glow of our screens and monitors and never have to use a chamber pot!

Imagine yourself living by candlelight and working in service to royalty. It’s guaranteed that your current skill set would need to be broad for you to have survived back then. If you’re not used to back-breaking labor, it might have been difficult for you to make it through such tough times when everything was done without the aid of modern technologies. Are you strong enough to support the weight of an armored suit or would a chainmail vest weigh you to the ground?

Pull the hood up on your cloak and tell us how you would respond to living in a visceral world full of swords and dysentery. We’ll let you know if you have what it take to survive, thrive, or kick the bucket in the medieval world. We don’t mind at all if you take the quiz with a turkey leg in hand!

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