They were raised to respect and obey their parents. The poor laws assigned the responsibility for maintaining the poor to the local church districts, or parishes England was divided into fifteen thousand parishes. They probably had to be strained before they could be drunk, and could still have solid matter floating in them. Other employments For those who had not managed to climb on to the livery company ladder, finding a job was more complicated. Many of the major elements of Elizabethan family life were determined by whether the family was poor and belonging to the lower classes or whether the family was wealthy. Your parents and friends are better equipped than you are to look out for your best interests, being mature and experienced in the world. Marriage was also seen as a business for political and economic ends.
Married women were almost always homemakers, though poor women often had to work for pay as well. Candles both of tallow and wax, repairs of house and property, the setting up of hedges, form large items of expenditure, but in each year's balance sheet the details of the food and drink provided for the annual feast occupy more and more extravagant space. Small families employed one or two serving men and servant maids. After she lied, stole, and even abandoned her father she still was able to make out with his wealth. If a poor person was found in the west of the city, it would be assumed by those that made the law the rich that he was up to no good. In the plot Shylock agrees to lend the hero 3,000 ducats, and as forfeit would have to return a pound of flesh if the debt was not repaid.
Upper classes and nobility would eat three meals a day using glass, delft from Holland and silverware. Social class played a very important role in Elizabethan England in almost every aspect of life. And whoever does not fulfil this shall pay one halfpenny. They were viewed as the property of their fathers, and beatings and other severe punishments were a normal means of discipline in Elizabethan households. As long as they remained single, their fathers took care of them. Elizabethan Family Life - Education It was only deemed necessary for boys to attend schools or Universities.
Reformation: A sixteenth-century religious movement that aimed to reform the and resulted in the establishment of Protestant churches. He was trained in navigation by Thomas Harriott, English scientist and mathematician. Vegetables and fresh fruit were eaten by the poor, usually in some form of stew, soup or porridge. Family The nuclear family consisting only of a father, a mother, and their children made up the most common households in England, although very wealthy households sometimes included members of the extended family, such as aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents, and almost always included a large staff of live-in servants. The introduction of food processing was used to soften meat and vegetables.
This era was led by Queen Elizabeth I, the sixth and last ruler of Tudor. Practice with a long bow was still encouraged despite the advent of gunpowder and cannon. Advent ended with a Christmas Eve fast. The poor ate off wooden vessels, or pewter, the rich off silver, glass, or delft from Holland. They moved to the cities, which were prospering because of the new cloth industry and the other growing trades.
The wealthy wore furs and jewels, and the cloth of their garments featured extravagant embroidery. Another possibility was to stay in your family mansion and invite the Queen to visit you there. A man had absolute authority over his family, and his wives and daughters had no choice but to obey him. Married women spent a considerable amount of time pregnant, but high infant and child mortality rates kept families small. Within the nobility class there was a distinction between old families and new. The queen could not write and pass laws herself. But the laws were also intended to preserve the existing order of social classes.
Women were expected to get married and dependent on the males all her life. Those guilty of lesser crimes were sent to prison or to the stocks. In the Tudor times, landlords realised that this land could be better used and they got the poor to leave their land and took away this traditional right. The Upper Classes would usually eat breakfast consisting of food and drink between 6-7 am. The horn-covered page was then mounted on a square piece of wood with a handle. The mayor was powerful enough, on occasion, to oppose the monarch, for example, when the City insisted that theatres should be closed during an epidemic of plague in London, although Elizabeth would have preferred them to continue since she enjoyed a good play. Biscuits, invented by the Crusaders were considered a convenience food during the Elizabethan era.
Owning land was what made one powerful, and those with land were wealthy and masters of the tenants on his land, thus they had had a major influence. The Elizabethans had no idea what caused the spread of the plague it was carried by fleas and transmitted normally by rodents. Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway at the age of 18. The color, fabric, and material were dictated by their status according to the English Sumptuary Laws. He ordered the colonists ashore on Roanoke Island and abandoned the idea of taking the colonists to the Chesapeake Bay area.
He spent the remainder of his life in England and Ireland. His chief contribution to the welfare of Stratford, however, was of quite a different kind. For a laborer to wear clothes of the rich was not allowed and considered to be a defiance of the order. Punishment was very severe for seemingly trivial cases because it was believed that any sign of the government being soft towards those who had broken the law would encourage others to do likewise. Vanilla, pineapples, lima beans, peanuts, tapioca, pumpkins, corn, avocado, pecans, cashews, squash, coffee, maize, chocolate and tea were also introduced during the Elizabethan era.