How did they follow the seasons? What tools did they use? How long did they work? How much were they payed?
The crossbow was able to release heavier, thicker bolts with more puncturing potential from a stored source of energy.
After the Black Death utterly wrecked the country, destroying somewhere from 1/3 to 1/2 of the population, medieval life in England would never be the same again. Society had been torn about in two ways – life and death. The suffered losses meant that work force had dropped considerably, leaving less peasants to work the land. Although the dreadful disease crippled all walks of people, there was an advantage for the survivors; more power had been placed into their hands.
Poll taxes were levied so that the Royal Treasury wouldn’t run out