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The Elizabethan era
Transcript of The Elizabethan era
The area in English history marked by the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Historians often say that it is "The Golden Age" for English. It was also the era when Shakespeare was alive and his works were being made.
The two main religions during this time period were Catholicism and Protestant. It was a very big thing at the time to go to church and be involved with some sort of religion, unlike today. Queen Elizabeth reinstated the Protestant Bible and Catholic Mass which made her popular among most people.
Most girls were not allowed to go to school unless to a very poor and small school. Boys would attend grammar school as a requirement. All children would start with manners and proper etiquette at home and only the rich girls would be tought further.
Most people married between 25 and 28. More specifically, woman between 25-26 and men between 27-28. City folk would usually marry in their early 30s to early 40s. 1/4 women were pregnant at their weddings.
Culture: The main event
Sports and entertainment
Fairs, Plays, Miracle Plays, Festvals, Jousts / Tournaments, Card Games, Games and various Sports, Animal sports including bear and bull baiting, dog fighting and cock fighting, Hunting, and Hawking. All of these were common things to do any day. Children also had an assortment of their own games in which they would play in the streets.
Medicines and medical information
Bubonic Plague and Typhoid were common. Broken bones, wounds, abscesses and fractures were treated in unsanitary environments making the condition even worse. The only cure for toothache was having the tooth pulled without anaesthetics. Amputations were performed by surgeons the stump was cauterised with pitch. Poor living conditions and poor diet led to many illnesses suffered by both the wealthy and the poor. There were many deaths because there were no medical advancments being made.
Cultural traditions were fallowed very closely during this time period. Plays were very common as a pass time along with music and fine arts. Theatre was a very big part of this era with Shakespeare was at his peak. Going to his plays was a favorite pass time of people in this time period. Traveling musicians were very popular for street shows and events such as weddings and festivals. The period is sometimes known as "The Renaissance Came Late to England" because of all of the artwork and culture at the time.