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Medieval Lives: Birth, Marriage, Death

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Helen Castor explores how the people of the Middle Ages handled birth, marriage and death.

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Helen learns about death in the Middle Ages and how people believed it was a doorway to everlasting life.
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During the Middle Ages, marriages were often arranged by the bride's and groom's parents.
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Helen learns what childbirth was like for women in medieval times, with no antiseptics or anesthetics.

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