Daily Life in Elizabethan England

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Daily Life in Elizabethan England
The Elizabethan age was significant because religion, politics, fashion, government, and literature played a major role in the lives of the people. The life during this time period was not only very different, but also quite interesting. During the past two hundred years, the Elizabethan age received a great deal of attention.

A popular monarch who was adored by the people of England was Elizabeth. The government of England relied massively on her because they centered on the figure of the monarch. She was the daughter King Henry VIII. When Elizabeth came to throne in 1558, the population in England was nearly around three million. The population estimated to rise over to four million in 1603, when she died. Queen Elizabeth’s speeches motivated the people of England and fixed her position as a powerful leader.

“ I know I have but the body of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart of a king, and of a king of England, too; and think foul scorn that Parma or Spain, or any prince of Europe, should dare to invade the borders of my realms; to which, rather than any dishonor should grow by me, I myself will take up arms…” ( Elizabeth- http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/elizabethan-daily-life.htm) Her confidence and the way she took control was honored by them, therefore “ The Elizabethan Age” was named after her.

The Elizabethan society was very family oriented. The households consisted of more than just a nuclear family, but also servants, employees, workers and apprentices. The average household held around four to five but varied according to the social classes. People back then had closer working relationships than today. There was not as much division among people’s work and their personal lives. Nor was there much of a difference between their work spaces and personal spaces.

Sometimes employees were fed by the employers and in some cases even lived with their employers. Work was close to home, which was a...
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