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Everyday City Life in London, England During the Renaissance

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Andrea Chavira

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Lower Class/Laboring Class:
Most laboring families ncould only afford small,two room houses.
Lower class families sometimes had to share a single bed.
Fireplaces were used to prepare food. Typical lower class families had two outfits and one pair of shoes per person.
Nobility/Upper Class:
Contrast to the lower class, noble housing was elaborate and exquisite.
They were paved with tile floors and windows were often made of glass.
Family Roles
The City of London during the Renaissance
London was barely 2,000 years old during the Renaissance.
London played a big role during the Renaissance contributing through leadership, architecture, and literature.
Leadership: A big move in leadership began when Queen Elizabeth I began her rule as a female monarch. Her education played a huge role in her leadership.
Architecture: One of the most famous pieces of architecture was The Saint Paul Cathedral painted by Sir James Thornhill.
One of the most famous writers in London during the Renaissance was of course William Shakespeare
More information on The Saint Paul Cathedral and Shakespeare on slide seven.
Everyday City Life in London, England During the Renaissance
In the renaissance, a woman's job in the family was to care to the house and watch the children.
Children old enough to work often helped their father to help create income for the family. It was normal for youth to be treated as adults, and this included wearing adult attire and speaking/acting like one.
At around age fourteen, young men were sent to either become an apprentice or work as a servant in a wealthy house, depending on the boy's social class. If there was access to education, boys were the ones getting it. Only wealthy girls received a decent education.
Over time, girls are taught the basic skills to care for a household by their mother. Poor families sent their daughter to work as a domestic worker.
Girls were not seen as a "woman" until they were married.
The English Reformation
began in 1534
it all started when King Henry VIII wanted to divorce his first wife for not giving him a son.The Pope refused to do so, so he then separated from the Roman-Catholic Church and began his own church. Although he did not intend to create a Protestant church, he managed to do so, even though his only interest was to overpower the Roman church with his English-Catholic church
By Andrea Chavira,
Cristian Medellin, & Glorieanne Lara
Period 2

Famous Art

famous poet and play writer.
His most famous plays are Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, and Much Ado about Nothing. His famous poems consisted of 'Sonnet 29', 'Sonnet 71', and 'Blow, Blow thou Winter Wind'.
St.Paul Cathedral
Standing since 1712 the Cathedral is a popular place to visit because of it's beautiful paintings on it's ceiling, which were painted by Sir James Thornhill.One of the great features of the Cathedral is it's dome, which was a sophisticated type of an architectural feature in a building during this era.
William Shakespeare:
story telling-this was a good way to teach lessons,preserve history and tell about other people's life.
music-traditional instruments were: harp, violin, recorder, bells, and lute.
dance-for nobles the dances were courtly organized, but for ordinary people they enjoyed folk dancing.
plays and poetry-this was the typical form of entertainment.
fiber arts-this was a favored activity for women.
games of skill or table games
Large game birds like peacocks, swans and cranes were served along with their feathers for decoration.
Smaller game like heron and pheasant were common in the menu as well.
It was a custom to serve pork alongside fried chestnuts.
Root veggies like carrots, caraway and parsnips were eaten.
Asparagus was considered a luxury vegetable.
Fruit was especially popular.
Physicians claimed that the raw fruit was poisonous.
fruit dishes consisted of: marmalades, compotes and raw salads.
Social Class Affects People's Life
: The queen was supposed to be seen as God's representation on Earth.
: A person became a member through birth or was put in the position by the king or queen.Officers on Queen Elizabeth's council were usually nobles.
: knights, squires, and gentlemen. Most owned large amounts of property and became wealthy through owning land.
: Jobs included cloth weaving, trading, and working at shipping ports.
(middle class): Lived comfortably, but illness or bad luck can lead to poverty. Includes farmers, tradesmen and craft workers.
(low class): Laborers did not own any of their own land, and worked in jobs requiring physically effort and skill. Examples are artisans, shoemakers, carpenters, and brick masons. This class also included beggars and servants.
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