Medieval People: C

Carver
A carver’s specific job was to carve meat which was an elaborate art

Chamberlain
A chamberlain was responsible for the great chamber or hall

Chancellor
A senior government officer, responsible for finance

Chandler
A candle-maker

Clerk
A clerk could read, write and keep accounts. He checked the cost of materials and wages

Constable
An employee who looked after a castle in the absence of its owner

Cooper
A barrel maker

Cottar
The lowest level of peasant. Generally he worked in the most menial jobs such as swine-herd or prison guard

Crossbowman
A crossbowman would normally be used in a siege where he could shelter behind the battlements as the bows took a long time to load. A crossbow fired bolts which could pierce armour at a distance of up to 50 metres

Cupbearer
A cupbearer’s job was to serve wine to the lord and his guests, having tasted it for impurities

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