Medieval monks were more likely to have worms than ordinary people

Medieval friaries were relatively luxurious. Credit: chrisdorney/Shutterstock In the middle ages, monks, nuns, and friars had it relatively easy. They lived quiet lives within friaries and monastic complexes, reading manuscripts, praying, and tending to gardens in which they grew their own food. They even enjoyed access to toilet facilities, while many of the peasantry at … Read more