Artisans Societies:

Discussion questions

  1. What are some of the trades skills your group is interested in?  What are their patron saints? religious fraternity.
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  2. What were the benefits of a craftsman joining an artisan society?
  3. What does “freeman” mean?
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  4. By the 14th century, how important were craftsmen in England.
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  5. Describe the monopoly King Henry granted a Tanners Guild in 1170
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  6. What kinds of Medieval Craft Guilds existed in England? More specific?
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  7. Describe the relationship between master and apprentice during a seven-year apprenticeship.
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  8. Why were the Medieval Guilds (and the journeymen members) so wealthy?
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  9. What is the difference between “livened” and “yeoman” members of an artisan’s society?
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