The Middle Ages
Middle Ages

William the Conqueror landed and before we knew it Norman Castles began to sprout up aound the countryside! These castles had large ovens were bread was baked on a large scale for the whole of the commuinity.

The processing of grain was improved by building windmills and watermills close to where the grain was being grown Also, the Normans introduced the idea of "Crop Rotation". Instead of using all the fields at the same time crops took turns in fields every year. Other fields were left "fallow" meaning "not used" so that the ground could recover from the previous year's planting.

The Normans were determined to civilise the English. As a result the population increased, towns grew and breadmaking became a thriving business and trade.