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  • 1. Medieval Castles, Medieval Life, and Alchemy By: Jessica Crutchfield And Madeline Geary P.6
  • 2. Castles
    • There was a moat- mainly for their wastes but could be used as defense.
    • There was a hall on the ground floor.
    • They had a kitchen where the main fireplace was.
    • And there was a chapel.
  • 3. Castle Life in General
    • Castle life was mainly uncomfortable.
    • It was also gloomy.
    • However luckily it was safe.
  • 4. Castle Life in General
    • There was no central heating.
    • However, even during warm months the castle would stay cool.
    • When they did take baths they were taken in a wooden tub.
  • 5. Wealthy People
    • Even the wealthy found hard times ahead of them.
    • However, they did have it a lot better for they had:
    • 1.) Servants
    • 2.) Warm beds and blankets
  • 6. Wealthy People cont.
    • 3.) Tapestries hanging on the wall to block the wind
    • The servants were always up before the wealthy making the meals and cleaning their house.
  • 7. Women and Children
    • A lot of the time the men would become wealthy from the women’s dowry.
    • The lady was expected to dress elegantly.
    • They also have servants to help them dress.
    • The children of the rich were mostly taken care of by the servants.
    • They were also placed in school.
  • 8. Time of War
    • Since the Castles were made of stone and they were tall; they were almost indestructible.
    • The moat was also a good defense in war time.
  • 9. Alchemy
    • Very early form of chemistry.
    • The origin of Alchemy is still unknown today.
    • The original goal of Alchemy was the transmuting of elements (changing one element into another).
  • 10. Alchemy Around the World
    • It was an ancient practice that existed as a purpose of medicine and immortality.
    • For example: the Philosopher’s Stone was thought to have been made by ‘Alchemists’ and it was expected to keep oneself immortal.
  • 11. Alchemy Around the World pt 2
    • Essentially such ideas of immortality or practices of medicine branched out around the world.
    • Such places were: China, Arabia, Greece, Egypt, and Persia.
  • 12. The Practices
    • The Chinese and Arabians had similar practices in that they both used elixirs that were supposed to prevent death, but instead killed the drinker.
    • They also studied ancient texts that were supposed to be instructions to make gold.
  • 13. The Practices Pt 2
    • The Greeks and Egyptians also emphasized their interest by searching for a ‘magical’ ingredient, powder, which they called Xerion.
    • Later on, a scientist by the name of Isaac Newton took alchemy to a new level, calling it Chemistry.
  • 14. Alchemy to Chemistry
    • Newton conducted alchemical experiments, which laid the foundation for the study of chemistry.
    • Not only did this systematize and classify knowledge of elements and chemicals, it also led way towards a number of new discoveries.
  • 15. Origins
    • Other than alchemic studies being around the Middle East and Europe, it also exists today in the modern world in laboratories nationwide.
    • And although it’s origin is still unknown it has been around since Fourth Century B.C.E.
  • 16. Alchemy’s Importance
    • Alchemy teaches us modern chemistry and other types of science.
    • Through the metallurgical arts, science of metals, an essential correspondence between elements and elixirs has proven that Alchemy in its newer form, chemistry, can help us with further discoveries.
  • 17. Cited Page
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    • Blackwood, Gary L. Life in a Medieval Castle . San Diego: Lucent Books, 2000. Print.
    • Hatzigeorgiou, Karen J. Karen's Whimsy Life in a Medieval Castle . com, 2009. Web. 7 Dec. 2009. <http://karenswhimsy.com/>.
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