Medieval Rules for Travelers: Here’s My Wife

Nicholas C. Rossis

If you watch any fantasy movies or any fiction taking place in the Middle Ages, you will probably think that travelers camped outside in the open with nobody around for miles.

As Joanna Arman explains in Quora, this is not the case. So, if you’re a fantasy or historical fiction writer, please take note!

Almshouse | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's booksGood times at the inn

The population of Medieval Europe was a lot smaller than it is today, but for the most part, there weren’t vast areas of uninhabited territory, and where they were, they were off the proverbial beaten track.

Medieval Europe, including Britain, had pretty good infrastructure. A network of Roman roads connected settlement within day’s ride of any given location, even if it was only a small village.

Churches and monasteries were also commonplace, and most monasteries and even small priories had a guest house where anyone could stay overnight.

Travelers could also…

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