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The Worst Jobs in History: Dark Ages (Dark Ages Documentary) | Timeline

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The Worst Jobs in History: Dark Ages (Dark Ages Documentary) | Timeline

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Tony Robinson presents a series examining some of history's least pleasant employment opportunities. He begins in the first millennium, trying his hand at everyday tasks including back-breaking mining by ancient Roman methods, and Saxon ploughing using wooden implements and oxen. He also enters the world of the Viking egg collector, which involved scaling cliff faces in search of guillemot eggs.

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The Worst Jobs In History: Middle Ages (Medieval Documentary) | Timeline

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Some of the least pleasant employment opportunities open to people in the Middle Ages. Tony Robinson discovers how fullers spent their working lives stomping on newly woven cloth in vats of stale urine, while leech collectors risked infection by wading into marshes and letting the bloodsuckers cling to their legs.

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Worst Jobs in History: The Royals (Royalty History Documentary) | Timeline

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This week plucky Tony Robinson continues his look at The Worst Jobs in History with a rundown on the worst royal jobs. As Tony takes on the work traditionally done at court we learn of the miserable lot of food tasters, whipping boys, falconers, and laundry women who beat Elizabethan laundry with paddles similar to cricket bats.

Tony has a go at knitting chain mail; marvelling at the intricacies and tedium of fashioning one link, let alone a suit which used 200,000. Then there was the lance-makers' task of carving hundreds of lances for jousting tournaments or the shining of shoes for Edwardian hunting parties. Armourers, fire-workers, grooms of the chamber, hall boys and royal messengers all had their moments of misery.

But the most unpleasant job of all fell to the unfortunate lackeys who were responsible for the rich purple dye for the monarch's coronation robes. The purple maker created the royal colour by stomping up and down on rotting shellfish which had been soaking in human urine.

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The Worst Jobs in History - The Dark Age - Part 1

*Mike Shakes Head* Tony, Tony, Tony... Will you never learn? More worst Jobs right here. Creative Planet, Creative thinking
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The Worst Jobs in History - The Middle Ages - Part 1

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The Dark Ages: An Age Of Light - Part One (Ancient History Documentary) | Timeline

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The Dark Ages have been misunderstood. History has identified the period following the fall of the Roman Empire with a descent into barbarism – a terrible time when civilisation stopped. Waldemar Januszczak disagrees.

In this landmark 4-part series Waldemar argues that the Dark Ages were a time of great artistic achievement, with new ideas and religions provoking new artistic adventures. He embarks on a fascinating trip across Europe, Africa and Asia, visits the world’s most famous collections and discovers hidden artistic gems, all to prove that the Dark Ages were actually an ‘Age of Light'.

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The Worst Jobs In History: Middle Ages (Medieval Documentary) | Timeline

Some of the least pleasant employment opportunities open to people in the Middle Ages. Tony Robinson discovers how ers spent their working lives stomping on newly woven cloth in vats of
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The Worst Jobs in History - The Middle Ages - Part 2

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The Worst Jobs in History - The Dark Age - Part 3

*Mike Shakes Head* Tony, Tony, Tony... Will you never learn?! More worst Jobs right here. Creative Planet, Creative Thinking

The Worst Jobs in History - The Middle Ages - Part 3

Think your Job sucks? You aint seen nothing yet! Creative Planet, Creative thinking
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The Worst Jobs in History - The Tudor Age - Part 1

Tony Robinson explores more of the pasts employment opportunities (although I use the term loosely) Creative Planet, Creative thinking

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The Shocking Way People Washed Their Clothes In The Middle Ages | Timeline

The Worst Jobs in History: Middle Ages. Tony Robinson discovers how fullers spent their working lives stomping on newly woven cloth in vats of stale urine.

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The Worst Christmas Jobs In History (Christmas History Documentary) | Timeline

Let's face it, there's always been plenty of extra work to be done at Christmas time. Be it late night shelf-stacking at your local mall, cramming this year's must-have items into valuable shop space in an effort to fuel the 'pile 'em high, sell 'em dear' festive shopping frenzy, or doing the night shift down the sorting office to help out the postie, it's a tradition for students, down-at-pocket teenagers and lonely housewives.

But the seasonal labour market hasn't always been just about earning pin money and having a lark. Back in the olden days, folks had to work their fingers to the bone in some of the worst Christmas jobs in history…

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