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Elizabethan age

how people lived in that time

Clara Patricia Vargas

on 27 September 2012

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QUEEN ELIZABETH I ELIZABETHAN AGE (1558-1603) "The golden age in English history" Elizabethan era saw a great flourishing of:
Literature = Drama
lyric poetry. = poets
The queen Elizabeth 1 ruled for 45 years Daily life in Elizabethan England varied according to status and location. The Elizabethan period in England had a daily life based on social order:

1) The Nobility = Duke, baron, or an Earl.
2) The Gentry = divided into 3 categories: Knights
3) The Yeomen = Farmers, tradesmen, and craft workers
4) The Poor= orphans, widows, abandoned wives etc.

The queen was believed to be God's representation here on Earth. SOCIAL LIFE the Elizabethan education in that time was for boys of the Upper and Middle classes.
Education was focused on educating the children about Christian faith.

Petty school = Elementary level ( boys from the age of 5 to 7).
Grammar school= Secondary level ( boys from the age of 7 to 14).
University education= advanced level (boy from the age of 14 and older). Education T he two major religions in Elizabethan England
were the CATHOLIC and PROTESTANT religions.

The official religion was decreed by the reigning Queen or King.
Queen Elizabeth I was Protestant. She decreed Protestantism as official religion.
However, she allowed people to practice Catholic religion without fear of recrimination. RELIGION Elizabethan medicine was basic in an era when terrible illnesses and diseases became common .
Bubonic Plague ( Black Death) .

Physicians had not idea What caused the terrible illnesses and diseases. MEDICINE The role of poetry in Elizabethan age William Shakespeare
was born around the same era People were very religious and not very Scientific. Cambridge University Oxford University  Greatest Poets gives expression and more focus
to the poet’s thoughts and feelings.  Poems that are less beautiful
and musical, containing more
tricks of style and images. 
Ben Jonson
(1572-1637) Picaresque novels based on adventures in different places
 Sir Thomas Wyatt Henry Howard
"The Earl of surrey" Edmund Spenser Elizabeth literary age began until 1579.
Elizabethan era was the climax of the
"English renaissance." Lyric Poetry Shakespeare:
Twelfth Night (1601) Christopher Marlowe
The Passionate Shepherd to his Love. (1599) Metaphysical Poetry John Donne
(1572-1631)  John Donne´s poems are realistic,
and have a sensual style. Elizabethan Novelists Elizabethan dramatist He wrote poetry, prose, and drama
Known as father of English Literary Criticism
Criticized Shakespeare, Spenser, and Donne. Robert Greene Thomas Nash. what was English renaissance? Writing of poetry was part of Gentlemen´s education. Than you for your attention! the best they could offer
was to bled the patient
or administer a concoction
of herbs. Some physician believed that if the planet was out of line, a person could get sick, according to her / his sign.
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