The Medieval Marketplace


During medieval times, the town center was the marketplace. The marketplace was also used for community members to speak their political views and a meeting place where organized groups met. There was often a stone foundation which held a cross and upon the cross’s pedestal one would stand and proselytize, preach, announce, etc. In Rome, the marketplace was the forum and was used for community meetings and place to speak publicly. Today this tradition is a remnant of the past when we enter the grocery market and are greeted by political activists requesting our signatures upon their petitions.

Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret GenealogyA How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy IIUncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here:


Secret Genealogy:

Secret Genealogy II:

Secret Genealogy III:

eBooks and computer downloads available through Smashwords:

eBooks at Amazon:

eBooks at Barnes & Noble:


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s