Helpful tip for writing about medieval times

Beyond this, consider how these professions might vary depending on who the customers are – nobles, or lower class. Are they good at their job or just scraping by? Do they work with lots of other people or on their own? City or village?

For younger characters:

  • Apprentice to any of the above
  • Messenger/runner
  • Page/squire
  • Pickpocket
  • Shop assistant
  • Student
  • Looks after younger siblings

Also consider:

  • Candlemaker
  • FerrymanFactor (looks after business for an employer in another city)
  • Tiler
  • Cutler
  • Beekeeper
  • Apothecary
  • Interpreter
  • Furrier
  • Moneylender/Banker
  • Winemaker
  • Tinker (small trader who repairs stuff)
  • Nightsoil collector
  • Customs officer

Also a bonus for animal related professions:

  • Fowler (supplies game birds for eating)
  • Warrener (catches rabbits on your land for you to eat)
  • Ostler (looks after your horses)
  • Falconer (looks after your falcons)

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