Elizabethan Age

Elizabethan Age 1558-1603 Elizabethan Age Named after Queen Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen. Music, poetry, and literature flourished

Different social classes- Upper Class, Nobility, and everyone else. It was a brief period of largely internal peace Considered the Golden Age of England Negative Aspects of London

Beer was cheap, so people drank a lot to escape their problems Disease- bubonic plague, small pox, tuberculosis Lack of personal hygiene Pollution- sewage in the streets/river, mass graves Lack of medical knowledge

Education Taught basic manners/etiquette at home Boys attended grammar school Girls could only go to petty school (ages 5-7) Wealthy families could educate girls at home

Clothing Elizabethan Sumptuary Laws: laws that said who could wear what People had to dress their social class Breaking the rules resulted in fines, loss of property, or death Entertainment/Leisure

Theater- cheap entertainment Music- very expressive of mood/emotional Team/individual sports Animal blood sports and hunting Culinary Food supplies were plentiful Food varied by status and

wealth Expanded use of sugar Cultivation of fruit trees and bee hives Presentation important for nobility Food often cooked over open Crime and Punishment

Punishment would vary according to class Torture was used to get confessions Just an accusation could get you tortured Most common crimes: theft, begging, poaching, adultery, debtors, forgers, fraud Executions were common Architecture Greek and Roman architecture was admired

Lots of stone and brick was used No more castles- instead mansions of luxury and comfort

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