Saturday, 20 June 2015
Mini History Blogs: Medieval Toys
You never really think of a medieval child as being a child for very long, do you?
By the time these innocents infants were twelve, most had been thrust into adulthood, girls like Margaret Beaufort were married at that age and in her case pregnant. Boys from the age of seven were sent to be pages in the homes of others and as for the children of the poor, well, they had their noses to the grind stone as soon as they could walk!
Did any of these children ever play with toys? Of course they must of done and below we can see proof of this in a bronze toy knight, made in Europe in the thirteenth or fourteenth century.