The Worst Jobs in History

Tony Robinson looks at the worst jobs in English history for a new series produced by Britain's Channel 4. The website includes a quiz to let readers see which jobs best suit them.

Robinson says that the country's greatest accomplishments could not have been achieved without the "battalions of minions who performed the tasks that were beneath their masters." The series looks at the nastiest jobs of the past and includes a quiz to help place readers in the proper profession.

Ewwww. Yuck. After reading

Ewwww. Yuck. After reading these descriptions, one is reminded of the phrase about life being "nasty, brutish, and short." Anyone who thinks they would really like to have lived in the Middle Ages should read these.