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Seeking the Truth - A Medieval Romance WARNING: These are questions asked by readers of Seeking the Truth. These answers contain spoilers! Make sure that you have read Seeking the Truth before reading this page, so that the plot is not revealed to you prematurely :)

Did Women Drink in Medieval Times?
Not only did women drink, but EVERYONE including kids drank. At this period in history, milk was not pasteurized and water was not necessarily bacteria-free. Alcohol was a natural sanitizer. All ages of people drank a low level of alcohol with all their drinks. Ale was the most common drink, and 92% of ale makers were female. This was the area that females were in charge of. Most taverns were run by widows and their children. So not only did women drink, but they were seen as the proper people to be involved with alcohol.

In addition to ale there was also mead, an alcoholic drink made from honey, as well as cider, alcoholic drinks made from apples. Wine was less common, because it was more challenging to get right in medieval England.

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