Did people of 15th century and first 1/4 sixteenth have a better life than you?

In the wake of the plague of the 14th Century, the period came to be known as “Merrie England”.

An English labourer with a family of five had 2/3rds of his income left to spend after paying for food, clothing and shelter.

How are you faring against this criterion, now that the 0.1% have had their way with you?

Six Centuries

2 thoughts on “Did people of 15th century and first 1/4 sixteenth have a better life than you?”

  1. This is excellent data. But we’ve got to stop blaming wealth and power. Because no one is free from complicity especially the poor and weak. And it only causes more division and hate.

    Did you know hunter gatherers could find the same ratio of wealth for weeks living within 15 hours?

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