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Occupations/Social Classes in the Elizabethan England Era

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Jade Keene

on 29 April 2015

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Transcript of Occupations/Social Classes in the Elizabethan England Era

Occupations
There were many occupations in the Elizabethan Era. People would do any occupation they needed to do to survive, because the times were changing so quickly.
How Jobs Were determined
Jobs for the most part were determined by what social class you were in. Social Classes determined almost everything in a persons life, from what clothes they wore to what food they ate.
What were the social classes?
There were 6 social classes in all. There was:
Monarchy
Nobility
Gentry
Merchants
Yeomanry
Laborers
Who were in these classes?
Monarchy - This was the queen/king. They had their own class.

Nobility - 55 Noble Families of knights and noblemen.

Gentry - Knights, squires, gentlemen, and gentlewomen who did not work with their hands for a living.
Citations
http://thelostcolony.org/education/elizabethan-era/
http://smckinneyromeoandjuliet.weebly.com/social-classes-in-the-elizabethan-era.html
http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/elizabethan-occupations-and-jobs.htm
http://www.elizabethanenglandlife.com/elizabethan-england-occupations.html
Common Occupations
Some of the common occupations were:
Apothecary/Physician/Barber
Jester/Acrobat
Cook/Butler
Gardener/Farmer
Artist/Potter
Occupations/Social Classes in the Elizabethan England Era
Merchants - The Merchants and the salesmen.

Yeomanry - The "middle" class that consists of farmers, tradesmen and craft workers.

Laborers - the people who worked with their hands, like Artisans, shoemakers, carpenters, brick masons, or poor men who didn't own their own land.
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