Descriptions of sex acts were often described in great detail that sounded as if they were written with some enjoyment.
One wonders whether if these early theologians were just a little titillated by the subject as they wrote their long polemics on sexuality.
There was no uniformity of view or law concerning children.
A person was deemed either a helpless infant or an adult - nothing in between.
Some people did indeed recognize children in their own right and it appears there were even laws to protect the rights of orphans.
It is also worth stopping and considering how children were brought into the medieval world.
As for the meal, you'll find a royal feast complete with garlic bread, hot vegetable soup, roasted chicken, spare ribs, seasoned potato and a pastry, as well as your choice of two soda or two beers.
Many scholars call the era the “medieval period” instead; “Middle Ages,” they say, incorrectly implies that the period is an insignificant blip sandwiched between two much more important epochs.
The phrase “Middle Ages” tells us more about the Renaissance that followed it than it does about the era itself.
One viewpoint was that they counted for little or nothing and the other that they should be nurtured and had separate rights.
The concept of a child as we know it today, however, did not exist in medieval times.