Do You Work Longer Hours Than a Medieval Peasant?

Studying 13th-century work habits reveals a surprising contrast with American workers of today

Painting by Pieter Brueghel the Younger in the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

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Passionate about history, pop culture, the perfect bagel. Author of 5 historical novels. Latest book: ‘Dreamland’ www.nancybilyeau.com

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Nancy Bilyeau

Passionate about history, pop culture, the perfect bagel. Author of 5 historical novels. Latest book: ‘Dreamland’ www.nancybilyeau.com