Through the years of 1558 and 1603, Elizabeth I was the queen of England. This time was known as the Elizabethan era. The queen loved music and dance so much, that both were an integral part of the Elizabethan’s lifestyle. The Elizabethan era had many different types of music and dance. There were different aspects of music and dance and all often reflected the Elizabethan’s way of life.
Food was also a crucial part of Elizabethan Era’s daily life. The food in Elizabethan Era was served and consumed in various ways because of the differentiation in social class and wealth. Due to the expedition and adventure to new continents, the Elizabethan discovered many new spices and the sugar, which potentially extended the cuisine recipes. One of the contemporaries of Shakespeare named Elinor Fettiplace left a book contains recipes for many delicacy, such as “mutton with claret and Seville orange juice, spinach tart, cheesecakes, custards and creamy meringues” (qtd in Alchin par. 3).
The people in the Elizabethan Era had a very unique style of clothing. The Elizabethan Era had laws about what the commons and nobility had to wear. The commons had very strict rules about what they had to wear, and the upper class had a lot of privilege. In the Elizabethan Era, a clothing law was passed in the year 1571 (Prasad). If a person was 6 years and older, they would have to enforce this law.
Many people haven’t heard of the Elizabethan Era. I know I hadn’t until recently. The Elizabethan Era was when Queen Elizabeth the first ruled over England which was from November 17, 1558 to March 24, 1603. It is different from today, especially their food. We see some of their food today, but there are many dishes we do not eat today.
During the Elizabethan era, many games that were played always had gambling behind it. Gambling often took place during the blood sports.Immeasurable amounts of money were placed on the blood sports. A lot of money was put on the bear and bull baiting games.There were many gambling dens and houses and sometimes were placed in theaters. Gambling was primarily used for board, card, and dice games. A specific game they played was known one and thirty.
The Elizabethan Era was a time where men were in charge and women and children were expected to obey. Nowadays, men and women have equal roles in society and one gender is not better or smarter than the other. During the Elizabethan Era, men, women, and children all had specific and defining roles. Men had a dominant role in society during the Elizabethan Era. Men could do many things that women were not allowed to do.
Religion in The Elizabethan Era About 450 years ago, the Elizabethan Era was in full swing. Religion was a was a touchy subject; with half the people believing in Protestantism, and the others believing in Catholicism. The monarch ruled politically and the roman catholic church ruled spiritually, until King Henry VIII broke away from the catholic church and created The Church of England. No separation from state and church created a religious battle field, and a constant swinging pendulum for religion. Protestantism, was brought to us by king henry VIII.
Another large issue during this time was the way that the government and court system was run. These systems were largely favored towards rich people. Anybody with enough money could bribe a judge to do anything they wanted. Altogether, The Elizabethan Era had a light side, but the dark side was extremely dark and filled with terror. There were many crimes that criminals committed during The Elizabethan
Being hanged or burned to death are taking place in the public. There were two different classes during Elizabethan Era. The upper class was called Nobility and the poor was called the Commoners. The Nobility, being accused of a serious crime could well result in torture. People in the upper class are sometimes accused of spying, murder, and rebellion.
Social class played a key role in the Elizabethan Age; without social hierarchy society would have fallen apart, the people did not know of anything else other than the role of classes. Each class had different situations of life, some were wealthy and had nice homes while others were poor and living off of the streets. The class rankings were given to each individual by situations such as birth, fame, wealth, and known skills(“Elizabethan Era.”). One could only move up a class by the Queen's approval, obtaining sudden wealth, going into debt, losing your job, and many other specific conditions(“Elizabethan Era - The Lost Colony.”). For instance, marriage between two people from separate classes could alter social class and was often frowned upon.