Life of an Average Child

Life of children has greatly changed since that of the middle ages. Today children were taken care of by their parents until the age of around 18, however in the middle ages children were expected to join the adult world at a much earlier age. The child was under total control of their father until they reached 12 years old. Girls were not allowed to attend grammar school and learn latin. Peasant children were often totally illiterate and worked at a very young age in their parents' home.

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