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.
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).
Edward being born was the first problem in Elizabeth’s life. After Edward was born, Elizabeth’s title as “Princess of Wales” was snatched from her. When Mary came to power, after Henry VIII and Edward VI died, she lost control of England and put Elizabeth in a hard situation. Mary was a Catholic, but most of the population in her rule were Protestants. The Protestants were uprising against Mary.
Hurling was similar to bandy-ball, except many of the players were on horseback. Soccer was also popular during the Elizabethan Era, but the government did not approve of it because it was the cause of many fights and deaths. Sports were an important form of entertainment for people during the Renaissance. They allowed people from all the classes of society to come together and watch a game of Stoolball or bearbaiting. The violent sports of the Elizabethan Era were authentic to how many of the modern sports are played.
Queen Elizabeth’s rule sported a new humanistic culture and higher literacy rates in England that have not been seen before with previous ruling monarchs. According to Elizabethan England, more books and pamphlets were published in England. This is caused by a growth in printing which in turn means books could be made for less money and significantly less time. The sheer amounts of books now being produced allows cheaper and easier access to books for everyone. With more access to books, literacy rates were able to increase such as the yeomen who “were illiterate at the start of Elizabeth’s reign but literate by its end” (177).
How successfully did Elizabeth I tackle the problems of her reign? Queen Elizabeth the first, daughter of King Viii and Anne Boleyn, reigned from 1558 to 1603. She faced many problems during this period of time, solving them efficiently and successfully. She survived imprisonment during her half sister’s reign just to become one of the best queens of all time. Even though she was the reason the Tudor monarch to end, she was also the reason for many of the beneficial things that England had.
Shakespeare shaped literature by writing for the masses in a way that inspired others to write so anyone can have an education. Shakespeare had an interesting life. He was born on April 23 1564 to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden and died exactly 52 years later. He was John and Mary’s third child out of eight Not much is known about Shakespeare’s childhood,
Sports During the Elizabethan Era During the Elizabethan time period, there were many types of sports played. The people took part in and enjoyed a wide variety of sports. Some games were friendly enough for everyone to play. Other violent and dangerous games that involved the killing of animals attracted a different crowd ranging from the aristocratic upper class to the rural peasants. Some of today’s traditional games like hide-and-seek were played during the Elizabethan time period.
They wore long, dark robes with painted hoods, leather gloves and boots, and a mask with a long beak that contained special oils that allowed them to breath the same air as the patient without becoming sick. Majority of the people living during the Elizabethan Era never consulted physicians, because there were very few in number and they were very expensive. Because poor people couldn’t afford to pay the fee, churches often provided care for them. They would visit the local “wise woman” or the Elizabethan
During the Elizabethan times, superstitions and folk tales were very popular and were spread all throughout England, and impacted almost everything. Life, sickness, and many beliefs were affected by superstitions that branched from other ideas. For example, astrology and medicine helped construct many of these beliefs. In some ways the church also had an impact because church affected how the common people reacted to these ideas. A religious church man would talk down upon superstitions opposed to an individual who is open minded to the ideas.