Medieval Glossary


Michalelmas falls on September 30th and marked the beginning of the peasants' year. This day was the point at which the last of the previous year's harvest was gathered.

Related term(s): Peasant; Peasantry; Croft; Toft
Category: Society
Added: 01.05.05
Source information: Singman, Jeffrey L. Daily Life in Medieval Europe. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1999. 94.


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