Elena Hoxh A Story Of My Life As A Serf

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Hi, I’m Elena Hoxha. I was born during the Middle Ages by my parents Eda and Ermo Hoxha. They were born Serfs, then, I thought it was pretty cool to be a Serf. It sounded cool. But, apparently, being a Serf sucks! When I was seven, Eda brought us some bread, it was coarse and black. This was apparently a special day for the Serfs. Then next time we got that kind of bread was a month after. As I grew up, my mom taught me how to do what every women Serf does. She also had me wake up at 3am every morning. She taught me how to weave and spin clothes, and how to look after our animals, which was chickens at the time. Last, how to make bread and pottage. I eventually grew up and found the love of my life: Blazh Hughes. We got married when I was 25. I expected us to choose our own house. But no, us Serfs don’t receive our land as a free gift. The Monarch gave us our house. We eventually had kids. We have three kids: Jan, Miroslav, and Nuno. It was my job to take care of them and raise them while Blazh did his work …show more content…
Blazh had to do the Lord’s work before he could do his work. If the Lord had crops that needed to be harvested, he had to harvest his, too. The plus side about this is that Blazh would get food in return for all of his hard work, which he would bring home for us. We also had to pay taxes and fees. They were very hard to pay since we’re so poor. The Lord was the one who decided how much taxes we would have to pay for how much land us and the other Serf’s had. This was usually 1/3 of our value. We had to pay taxes when we get married, have kids, or even if there was a war. If we didn’t have enough money, we would pay them through food. We once didn’t have enough money to pay our taxes, so we had to give away one of our best chickens. But they couldn’t just take it away, it had to go through some tests. It had to jump over a fence. This showed that it was young and

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