CHILDREN Elizabethan Era

CHILDREN OR ADULTS?

The children were considered to be miniature versions of adults. They were even dressed in smaller adult clothing.(Jones 5)

("Daily Life in the Elizabethan Era." Elizabethan World Reference Library, edited by Sonia G. Benson and Jennifer York Stock, vol. 1: Almanac, UXL, 2007, pp. 181-194. World History in Context, link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/CX2587000021/WHIC?u=la99595&xid=3d77ce01. Accessed 19 Mar. 2017.)

WEALTHY CHILDREN

In wealthy homes young children were raised and watched by nurses because they had nurseries in their homes but only from ages 1-6 (Jones 13)

William Brooke, 10th Lord Cobham and his Family, 1567 . Fine Art. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. quest.eb.com/search/108_293311/1/108_293311/cite. Accessed 20 Mar 2017.

CHILDREN MORTALITY

The infant mortality rate was 20 to 40 percent and the most common cause was malnourished and environmental hazards. Families reacted well and they didn’t mind, they were unaffected. (Grendler, Encyclopedia)

CHILDREN'S BEHAVIOR

All children were brought up to obey their parents and to be very polite to them. Also a book written in 1656 reminded children to stand up when they spoke to their parents and never interrupt them. If they misbehaved the children were beat by their father even the lords and princes were beat when they were kids. (Jones 30)

EDUCATION

Sir Walter Ralegh; Walter Ralegh by Unknown artist. Fine Art. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. quest.eb.com/search/114_942241/1/114_942241/cite. Accessed 20 Mar 2017.

Education in Elizabethan Era was highly influenced by the ruling monarch of the time and as such the education style would also reflect the religious belief of the ruling King or Queen. Boys who were aged five to seven were sent to what was then referred to as a "petty school" or a small school. These schools were in fact not actual schools but the house of a well-schooled housewife who teaches children in exchange for a small fee. They learned to write and read in English (Mahabal 1)

ENGLISH SCHOOL, 1577. - A late 16th century English grammar school; note the birching of a boy at the left: woodcut from Holinshead's "Chronicle," 1577.. Fine Art. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. quest.eb.com/search/140_1657943/1/140_1657943/cite. Accessed 20 Mar 2017.

CITATIONS

(Jones, Madeline. Growing up in Stuart times. London: B.T. Batsford, 1979. Print.)

(Grendler, Paul F. Encyclopedia of the Renaissance. Abrabanel ed. Vol. 1. New York: Scribner, 1999. Print.)

(Mahabal, Prasad. "Elizabethan Era England Life." Elizabethan England Life. N.p., 26 Nov. 2016. Web. 10 Mar. 2017.)

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