What a horrifying time of personal freedom and days off.
5 Ridiculous Myths You Probably Believe About the Dark Ages

#5. Society Was Cruel and the Standard of Living Sucked
For one thing, slavery went out of style during the Dark Ages. Romans had notoriously loved them some slaves, but improvements in farming technology and better-bred draft animals made forced human labor less necessary as time progressed. Instead, the classes that would probably have found themselves in slavery were mostly either free workers or, at worst, serfs. The latter were still technically not free (they couldn’t leave the land without their lord’s permission), but enjoyed a much greater freedom than slaves.

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What a horrifying time of personal freedom and days off.

5 Ridiculous Myths You Probably Believe About the Dark Ages

#5. Society Was Cruel and the Standard of Living Sucked

For one thing, slavery went out of style during the Dark Ages. Romans had notoriously loved them some slaves, but improvements in farming technology and better-bred draft animals made forced human labor less necessary as time progressed. Instead, the classes that would probably have found themselves in slavery were mostly either free workers or, at worst, serfs. The latter were still technically not free (they couldn’t leave the land without their lord’s permission), but enjoyed a much greater freedom than slaves.

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