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Elizabethan Era Occupations & Jobs
Transcript of Elizabethan Era Occupations & Jobs
By: Rebecca Menard
Yeomanry- Middle class including farmers, tradesmen and craftsmen.
Laborers- Artisans, shoemakers, carpenters, brick builders or anyone doing work with their hands are part of this society.
-There was a great amount of poverty during this time period.
-The concern for the poor people was greatest during the Elizabethan Era.
-The government undertook the job of assisting the poor and created the "Elizabethan Poor laws", which became famous for being one of the world’s first government sponsored welfare programs.
Jobs that people had were dependent on which class they were in.
Classes were divided by:
Monarch being the best class, richest.
Laborers being the worst class, most poor.
-Finding work in towns, cities and the countryside were all difficult.
-A lot of people were in desperate need of work all at the same time so not many jobs were available.
-Caused many people to be unemployed during the Elizabethan Era.
Main jobs included
-Bottler, stored and dispensed wines.
-Chaplain,responsible for the religious activities of a castle servants
-Apothecary, gave remedies made from herbs, plants and roots
-Cordwainer, shoemaker or Cobbler, a craftsman who made shoes
-Spinster,occupation given to a woman who earned her living spinning yarn
-Today most English people take great pride in their history and have respect for England's customs and traditions.
-About 95% of English people live in urban areas and places are crowded with shoppers, office workers and people going to places of entertainment like theaters and restaurants.
- Jobs today still determine peoples income and wealth
-Economy has improved
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Monarch: Ruler and leaders
Nobility: Knights and rich men, powerful
Gentry: Knights, squires, gentlemen, and gentlewomen who did not work with their hands for a living. Wealthy
Merchants: prosperous group making material that was purchased by everyday people
ex: cloth and weaving
Popular Jobs Today in England