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Daily Life in Elizabethan England

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Gender roles
Elizabethan woman were prepared to obey men without questions. They were dependent on their male relatives to support them. There were little dispute over such arguments as elizabethan women were raised to believe that they were inferior to men and that men knew better. "Woman on her greatest perfection was male to serve and obey man". Man were expected to be breadwinners and woman to be housewives and mothers. Men were considered to be the leaders and woman were known as the weaker sex.
Marriage Customs
In Elizabethan era, the intention of marriage had to be announced in the church 3 consecutive Sundays in the same Parish. If the bride and groom are from different Parishes, they must announce marriage into both parishes giving time for objections. Mariages that weren’t parished before hand were illegal.


Daily life
Daily life varied according to status and location. Women were subservient to men. Village life changed with the seasons people lived and worked in close family units. Trades and specific skills were passed down from father to son. Education was mainly for boys in upper or middle class.


Entertainment
Lives in the era were actually pretty hard, because the mortality rate was high due to frequent outbreaks of diseases and plagues.
Feasts- large, usually prepared meals for many people, often celebrated religious festivals
Banquets- ceremonial dinner honoring a particular person
Fair's- annual summer fair was often a bawdy affair
Plays- they were starting as plays enacted in town squares followed by actors using courtyards, then theaters
Dancing- Elizabeth dances enjoyed by the upper classes,
Fencing
During the Elizabethan Era, fencing was a required skill for most upper class men. It was used for training to become a knight. You would start training at seven through fourteen, you would be called a Page. From fourteen through twenty one, you would become a Squire. At twenty one, you would be called a Knight.

Fencing first appeared in the 1500’s and was an intro to self defense. Fencing dueling was popular in the Elizabethan Era. Dueling was a use of settling disagreements for reputation and/or honor. Having a sword was also a means of fashion.

Some other jobs were jesters, actors, jugglers, minstrels
Jesters- A fool or buffoon at Elizabethan courts Acting Troupes - Traveling actors Jugglers - Also used tricks, deception, or fraud Minstrels - Traveling musician who sang of legends (declined in the Elizabethan era)
Daily Life in Elizabethan England

By Harris Khan,Noah Feinman,Adela Fernandez,Briana Sosa,and Jackie Cruz

Daily Life in Elizabethan England
The noble held great power and frequently lived colorful and extravagant lives. Which only was about 3 % of the population. Elizabethan population was poor. Mainly uneducated. The rich ate fresh fruits and vegetables . the poor ate vegetables and food they grew that was considered poor people food.
Elizabethan woman were tutored at home there was no school for girls except for the upper class elizabethan woman
Elizabethan woman weren't allowed to enter university
Elizabethan woman coudn't be heirs to their father's titles
Elizabethan woman couldn't be doctors or lawyers
Elizabethan woman didn't have the right to vote and were not allowed to enter politic
Elizabethan woman were not allowed to act in the theatres
No Elizabethan woman in army or navy
The marriages, without question, were religous ad conducted by a minister. A bride was not expected to wear white, but whatever fashionable and current colors wanted. Depending on the social status of the family, the bride could have a gown made even though it would become a part of her usual closet.
Citations:
elizabethi.org
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