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Everyday Life in Elizabethan Era
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Everyday Life in the Elizabethan Era
John Helsel, Jimmy Caprio, and Brandon Ruiz
Crime and Punishment
The Elizibethan Era
Houses of Elizabethan Era
Houses were balanced and symmetrical
Houses were built around center courtyard
for first time houses were built with comfort not defense in mind
there were lofts for servants to sleep
walls had freshly cut boughs for scent
winter parlour appeared which was like first modern dining room
houses were built with many windows
the Elizabethan Era
-In The Elizabethan Era, wagons pulled by horses were used to move people from place to place.
-Those who were near rivers and other
bodies of water used boats .
- Most of the time, walking to places was the main mode of transportation.
- Punishment would vary for commoners and nobility
- If one commited treason, they would be decapitated
- The most grievous and grueling punishment that one could be sentenced to was being hanged until only half dead, then being cut open and having his intestines thrown into a fire while he watched.
- If someone killed himself, he would be buried in the field with stakes through his body.
-"Crime and Punishment in Elizabethan England," EyeWitness to History, www.eyewitnesstohistory.com (2001).
Sports in Elizabethan times
sports were popular among specators and participants and there was a lot of gambling and gameing
individual sports included archery, bowling, dice, hammer throwing,wrestling, and dog fighting
team sports included pall mall, hurling/shinty, and gameball
Food of the Elizabethan Era
- People would generally get their food from markets and fairs.
- The following methods were used to prepare traditional Elizabethan foods:
Education In the Elizabethan Era
- In the early times of the Elizabethan era, being able to afford meat was a sign of wealth.
-Education was for boys of the upper and middle class
-Manners and good edicate were taught inside the home.
-Young girls were taught household duties such as cleaning and cooking at home.
-Boys from ages 7 to 10 went to grammar schools and were taught Latin, the alphabet, and grammar.
-These boys would be followed around by ushers, senior pupils, or a junior master.
- Nobles were taught by tutors in their own houses.
-Boys from ages 10 to 14 were taught religion, drama literature, and arithmetic
- They attended school every day of the week except Sunday
- Wealthy English households usually ate large quantities of meat, such as beef, mutton (sheep), pork, venison (deer meat), and rabbit.
common people only bathed a few times a year
upper class had luxury to bathe once every couple weeks
bathed in wooden tubs with dirty water
hair was washed sepertaly and more frequently
people would use grass of hay as a substitute for toilet paper
toilets weren't private
- Wealthy families ate at banquets and meals would consist of five courses
Upper Class Feasts
family life was close knit
family was expected to go to church every Sunday
Marriages were arranged
women were seen as inferior
men made decisions
children were cherished since infant mortality was high
- The people of England were expected to adhere to the religion of the reigning monarch. And Queen Elizabeth I was a Protestant.
- Alchin, Linda. "Elizabethan Era." ELIZABETHAN ERA. Linda Alchin, n.d. Web. 24 Mar. 2014.
Hobbies and Entertainment
- There was a divide between the protestant and catholics
Baker- good bakers were employed by nobels
Barber- also served as blood letter, dentist, and suregons
Blacksmith- forged and reparied armor and weapons
Monylenders- were basically bankers
physician- highly regarded and respected bleeding, lancing, and surgical procedures were practiced
- They had many feasts to celebrate religious festivals.
- The upper class enjoyed dancing.
- People also gathered to watch jousts and tournaments that consisted of knights dueling against each other.
- Nobility also enjoyed Hunting as well as hawking.
- They also enjoyed many plays.
- Many played sports such as archery and wrestling
- The churches of this time were grand and majestic
- Queen Elizabeth did not care that much about religion