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ELIZABETHAN ERA

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Transcript of ELIZABETHAN ERA

ELIZABETHAN ERA (1558-1603)
DIFFERENT CLASSES
Classes starts from Nobility,Gentry,Merchant,Yeomanry and Laborers. Upper class males would be participating in the court, the military or governments while lower class males would be peasants, tradesmen and servants. Upper class females were highly educated and females of the lower classes are usually in domestic service, or be an apprenticed to a trade.
GENDER ROLES
Men's gender roles in the Elizabethan Era were mainly as breadwinners, head of the family, and took part in high political and social positions.
Women’s gender roles in the Elizabeth Era were to become skilled in all housewifely duties and were to respect and serve their husbands.
CHILDREN
Children in Elizabethan Era were obedient to the adults in the family. Wealthy children were taught good manners and would be punished for any form of bad behavior. Girls were legally allowed to marry at the age of 12 with parental permission.
WORK OPPORTUNITIES
Work opportunities such as a carpenter were highly skilled and considered to be the best choice for tradesmen, a chancellor (secretary to a noble or royal person), Chamberlain (an officer of a royal household who are responsible for the chambers), Jester (referred to as the fool to entertain the crowd) or a Physicians etc. are the most frequent jobs people would seek for.
WEALTH AND POVERTY
The poor were divided into three groups by the government: Helpless poor that included old, sick, disabled and children, Able Bodied Poor that included people who could work and were seeking for a job and the last group were known as Rogues and Vagabonds that included people that would go out begging and stealing from other people which were the people that were sent to prison or hanged by the government. Wealthy people had servants though they were considered more as family members. Their clothes are made differently, wealthy people would wear costly fabrics, and the poor would wear wool and linen.
BIBLIOGRAPHY
http://www.noblesandcourtiers.org/elizabethan-clothing.htm
http://www.noblesandcourtiers.org/elizabethan-village-life.htm
http://www.noblesandcourtiers.org/elizabethan-customs-festivals.htm
http://www.noblesandcourtiers.org/elizabethan-family-life.htm
http://www.noblesandcourtiers.org/elizabethan-women.htm
''The Life and World Of William Shakespeare'' by Struan Reid published in 2003 in Hong Kong China.
CITY/COUNTRY LIFE
-Lives in mansions, palaces or castles.
-Boys went to school, while girls learnt at home.
-noble children had private tutors.
-Jobs includes blacksmith, carpenter and physicians.
-Lives in ghetto houses.
-Boys learnt from their fathers
-Girls helped out at home.
- Men hunted for animals.
-Women were tailors, they used sheep wool and other fabrics to make clothes.
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