The History of Leith

October 24, 2005

Watering the Brew

For centuries the only drink available for most people was beer or wine (available to the rich) and beer making was considered one of the wifely duties in Leith. However to water it down was considered a crime. This picture shows wifes who did this being ushered into hell. From the Coventry Doom Fresco in the Holy Trinity Church Coventry c1435
(c) Medieval History

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