What Hygiene Was Like For Medieval Peasants

  • Published on Oct 20, 2019
  • Although cleanliness in the Middle Ages was primitive compared to what modern people enjoy, it doesn't mean medieval hygiene didn't exist. Despite living in an era long before indoor plumbing, shampoo, and nail salons, people used the best hygiene practices they could. Unfortunately, they didn't have a lot to work with. Peasants had it especially bad and weren't often able to afford luxuries like more than one set of clothing. For the lower classes, personal hygiene in the Middle Ages meant keeping clean however you could, even if it wasn't easy.
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Comments • 2 949

  • Weird History
    Weird History  Month ago +457

    What one item would you take back to Medieval Europe?

    • yzabelle marquez
      yzabelle marquez Day ago

      I would carry millions of soaps

    • Mia W.
      Mia W. 2 days ago


    • Fresh Beginnings
      Fresh Beginnings 2 days ago

      A gun to shoot myself in the head.

    • J Tap
      J Tap 2 days ago +1

      Tesla truck

    • duloh suaib
      duloh suaib 3 days ago

      @Nora Lankhof guess what cohen?? Your fucking ancestors invade so many countries and took advantages from them indigenous people that's why!

  • Breeshia Wade
    Breeshia Wade 5 hours ago

    Every European historical account includes proliferating poor hygiene

  • JDMusic
    JDMusic 5 hours ago

    imagine going down on a girl back in those days

    RELOADINGandSHOOTING 13 hours ago

    Medieval peasant is a luxury than living with a mongol horde... they don’t believe in washing their clothes or bathing... YUCK! 😅😅😅

  • Hazy Bear
    Hazy Bear Day ago

    Why didn't you just walk around California an ask them.....same thing happening the black death will soon show up over there.

  • GGG
    GGG Day ago

    And white people say they civilized us lmfaooo

  • Olivia V.
    Olivia V. Day ago

    Imagine having sex back then 😲

  • Howtomove
    Howtomove Day ago

    You’re a peasant.. TVclip channel owner

  • Jess Frankel
    Jess Frankel Day ago

    I read somewhere that many women used rags and attached a string to them which they wrapped around their upper thigh to prevent the makeshift tampon from going in too far and made it easier to pull out. The things you do when researching a book you're writing...

  • danni ragu
    danni ragu 2 days ago

    Smelt like shit look like shitbate shit fuck all dat

  • Fresh Beginnings
    Fresh Beginnings 2 days ago

    Medieval times: Who's fucking? *N O B O D Y*

  • Ncyim
    Ncyim 2 days ago

    When did turpentine come into play? I use it in my liniment mix w/ excellent result. Can also be used w/ ice cream 1x per week for gut health per Dr Jen Daniels. Please talk about Thieve's Oil too.

  • sophalino brown
    sophalino brown 2 days ago +1

    They had to have HUGE tolerance for bad smells especially with women....

  • Crystal Ankeny
    Crystal Ankeny 3 days ago +1

    I can't imagine trying to cram a twig up there! My husband accidentally bought me the tampons w/the cardboard applicators and I side-eyed him like he had handed me a box of twigs 😂 smooth plastic for me please! I'm so grateful!!

  • John Sweeney
    John Sweeney 3 days ago

    This is like India today. Shit piss berry bodies throw rubbish in your water supply then drink cook wash swim out of it.

  • sarikatimmi
    sarikatimmi 3 days ago

    was that bam margera’s dad phil?

  • MadAnth0ny C
    MadAnth0ny C 4 days ago

    Romans where cleaner

  • Leslie-Ann Monroe
    Leslie-Ann Monroe 4 days ago +4

    "Hey, got a tampon?"
    *picks branch off tree* "Sure!"

  • jeep19
    jeep19 4 days ago

    B-hole sex 😏 must've been a real turn off, dingleberries every where...

  • Jed-Henry Witkowski
    Jed-Henry Witkowski 5 days ago

    Good lord. Our race has come far! Lol.

  • Phillip Dinan
    Phillip Dinan 5 days ago

    In 1492 they came to the New World .

  • MakerO'chilD
    MakerO'chilD 5 days ago

    All i got from this was medieval people were incredibly stupid and lazy..

  • gustavo mitre
    gustavo mitre 6 days ago

    Just imagine living a life and not knowing you were ugly as shit cus you didn’t have a mirror

  • Chanel Hati
    Chanel Hati 6 days ago

    rotten teeth, crotch rot, sootkins no wonder they got the plague dirty buggars at least natives bathed in river and didnt need stinky sweaty clothes

  • Jo-Anne Price
    Jo-Anne Price 6 days ago

    Antibiotics 😊

  • Bernard Bernabe
    Bernard Bernabe 6 days ago

    Any proof? Did you time travel?

  • Wesley Slippers
    Wesley Slippers 6 days ago +1

    9.08 Is that the future Captain Smith of Titanic fame?

  • Wesley Slippers
    Wesley Slippers 6 days ago +1

    Good 'ol days. Remember them well.

  • GhostMacross01
    GhostMacross01 7 days ago

    It sounds a lot similar to the Indian subcontinent of Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh where despite all that modern infrastructure society facade there was pollution and poverty and limited in both sanitation and plumbing. Yes they have electricity and lighting, can see that on Google Earth on night time but their standard of living was low and their mentality and behavior was unreliable and untrustworthy towards one another and towards foreigners. They strongly believe that outsiders with dark skin were thieves and violent troublemakers. I bet they might even assault Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Laurence Fishburne, and Will Smith on vacation tour outside the modern and tourist parts of the Indian subcontinent. And proud of it to even participate in harming an innocent Black African from Africa or even a Black African American. Hey it is local meant for local consumption. It is a sick joke to even suggest much less support the notion that the Asian Indian could have uplifted themselves to an economically stable modern industrial state without the Europeans and East Asians. Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani the Asian Indian almost murdered hundreds of thousands of patients but instead arrested for massive fraud in a blood diagnostic device.

  • Kimberly M
    Kimberly M 7 days ago

    4:00 "go over it with a fine-toothed comb"

  • alexander younes
    alexander younes 7 days ago

    If you had to choose between living homeless today or living a normal life in medieval times. Which one. I would choose homeless today.

  • Cindy Howe
    Cindy Howe 8 days ago +3

    Not anybody
    Peasant: see this parasite coming out of my leg😂😂

  • Indiana Jones
    Indiana Jones 8 days ago +1

    The face that my sexy and beautiful wife made at a certain point in this video will entertain me for the rest of my life.
    Thanks for being a child of the late 20th century.

  • Murakami
    Murakami 8 days ago

    Lots of women back then just free bled. They also had fewer periods...

  • wildgun95
    wildgun95 8 days ago

    So it is european heritage to bot wash their asses after taking a dump

  • Lectric_ladyLand
    Lectric_ladyLand 8 days ago

    No wonder we were slaughtered. These silly medieval Europeans were lost didnt know how to do shit. We were the most advanced thing to happen to earth but evil will always lurk. Proud to be aztec and mayan blood baby!

  • Lerum Lae
    Lerum Lae 8 days ago

    So indians in the jungle had a better hygiene and living solution than europeans..

  • MightyJustas
    MightyJustas 9 days ago

    Glue toast actually works

  • Everything
    Everything 9 days ago

    Only in Europe

  • Everything
    Everything 9 days ago +4

    We live better now than Kings and Queens did in the medieval ages

  • Joe Sigl
    Joe Sigl 9 days ago

    It’s a good thing there weren’t strip clubs back then. Ahh who am I kidding, I’d still go if there were. Ripeness!

  • Berendsen
    Berendsen 9 days ago +1

    meanwhile same era in the muslim countries they washed 5 times a day xD

  • lisalozano1408
    lisalozano1408 10 days ago

    Dam!!!!! Europe was nasty!! 🤢

  • chris Barnett
    chris Barnett 10 days ago

    Women didnt trim so dripping would crust on their pubes. It would get all matted with lint balls and dick cheese from uncircumcised men.

  • chris Barnett
    chris Barnett 10 days ago

    Imagine trying backdoor shex on your wife. You'd wipe on her upper lip and she'd have crustys

  • luis Davalos Gonzalez
    luis Davalos Gonzalez 11 days ago

    Who are the Vikings today

  • Im 2technical
    Im 2technical 11 days ago

    Medieval times took a step back from ancient Rome, Egypt etc..... cleanliness was a priority in ancient times crazy isn't it....

    • Im 2technical
      Im 2technical 8 days ago

      @Kaden Smike I don't, I go research..... They lived a better life before the medieval times.... its documented

    • Kaden Smike
      Kaden Smike 8 days ago

      FFS don't believe everything you see/hear in a TVclip video.

  • Kim Zastrow
    Kim Zastrow 11 days ago

    We had a house were the toliet was broken so it pinched your ass

  • DeepFriedBill
    DeepFriedBill 11 days ago

    uh oh stinky

  • Ren Regie
    Ren Regie 12 days ago

    I'm gonna be blantantly honest with you guys. Most indonesians still think westerners reek to this day. Why? Because most of us bathe minimum two times a day, and we think yall reek because yall shower like twice a week. This is an honest question, actually how often do most europeans bathe??
    (meanwhile, westerners are more hygenic in the terms of bacterial management e.g. dont want to touch bathroom handles, etc)

  • Ginger snaps back
    Ginger snaps back 12 days ago +8

    I think my roommate thinks he’s from this time.

  • Rakhi L
    Rakhi L 12 days ago

    Some people now behave as though they live in the Medieval days...I am germaphobe, the only thing which would have killed me back then was the idea of someone touching me. Eeekkk!! 💀 ☠️💀

  • Kfyhh Ggjgcf
    Kfyhh Ggjgcf 12 days ago

    Middle easterns still live like this it’s so trifling

  • Robert Lance
    Robert Lance 12 days ago +1

    You forgot the "community sponge". AKA toilet peper

  • Lord Geep
    Lord Geep 13 days ago

    Imagine eating a coochie back in the day 🤢

  • Jack Lan
    Jack Lan 14 days ago +2

    I wouldn't want to live in a time period where taking a shit on a "toilet" is considered luxurious.

    • Kaden Smike
      Kaden Smike 8 days ago

      Toilets are overrated. I lived for months in a tropical rainforest and everyday I relieved myself in quiet spots. It was relaxing and I didn't have to put up with the smells that we normally associate with rooms containing toilets. Earth dug outhouses are unpleasant.

  • Nikola Fima
    Nikola Fima 14 days ago +2

    It’s amazing that we are alive today it means our ancestors survived all these things and other stuff. We are so lucky and don’t realise it sometimes.

  • Nergis Ayan
    Nergis Ayan 15 days ago

    Why were most peasents never bathed? Or were they communist?

  • Style Points
    Style Points 15 days ago

    We white people were gross.

  • Emma Hopkins
    Emma Hopkins 15 days ago

    Uh oh stinky