Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Worst Jobs in Tudor History

So while I was doing my occasional you tube scavenging I came across an interesting documentary called The Worst Jobs in Tudor History. If you are like me and have spent hours fascinating and picturing what it must have been like to live during the Tudor era and then wishing you lived during that might want to rethink it. This documentary describes the worst jobs that many of the commoners of London did every day. Let me just say I now have a greater appreciation for living during the 20th Century, however, I still would like to jump into some sort of time traveling devise and visit this era among many other fascinating historical era's such as Victorian England and the time during the reign of the Egyptians.

I have incorporated part 1 of this documentary from you tube and if you would like to watch the entire documentary just go to  and type in The Worst Jobs in Tudor History and parts 1-6 should pop up. If you are curious about the worst jobs during different historical eras, the same guy who hosted the Tudor documentary also did documentaries on Victorian England, Georgian England and a few others that I can't remember at the moment.

Enjoy the video! I'm curious whether or not you too have contemplated about living during the Tudor times and whether or not this documentary has wavered this idea. I know I'm thinking twice about it now!


  1. Wow...great video! I'll have to check out the rest of them. It makes my neck hurt, just thinking of being the victim of the executioner's blade.

  2. Wow. There are some things that modern minds can not fathom! I watched two parts, and my mind is blown!

  3. @ Carol I know can you imagine being beheaded back then? I sure can't and it sure happened a lot!

    @ Allison I can't fathom it either! Back then who knows what your job occupation could have been...I'm not so sure I'd want to know lol

  4. This was wonderful. Thanks for posting it!

  5. thanks for posting this it was great