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.
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