The children of the Elizabethan Age By: Jordan bentley

View of Long Hall at Haddon, Derbyshire, c.1600, from 'Architecture of the Middle Ages', published 1838 (colour litho) . colour lithograph. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. Accessed 6 Mar 2017.

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(What were children often considered to be miniature versions of?)- The children were often treated like adults, and were expected for them to act like adults as well.

(Who often raised the children, and why?)- The mother of the child was the one that raised and cared about their appearance and actions. They gave them a lot of affection. They cared about their diet, schedule, medical treatment, and domestic arrangements.

The newly built Globe Theatre. Photograph. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. Accessed 6 Mar 2017. EXPORT

(What was the infant mortality rate on Elizabethan England? What were some of the most common causes of infant mortality during Elizabethan England? How did families react?)- They usually had three-four children, but only two-three actually made it to adulthood. The infant mortality rate was, one day-2%, one week-5%, one month-8-9%, and one year-12-13%. Norrises (upper class families) generally had more children. They had high chances of dying of disease as a new born because they were exposed to so much. Most of the time more girls survived then boys in this time.

Bowls on the Terrace at Bramshill in 1600, from 'Architecture of the Middle Ages' by John Nash, published in 1838 . Fine Art. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. Accessed 6 Mar 2017.

(What was expected of the children in terms of behavior? What was the punishment for misbehavior?)- They were expected to act as adults by age 5, and were employed most of the time. They were beaten by their parents, by either their hand or a rod. They were supposed to be nice to any adult and act older then their actual age.

(What was the education like for children in the Elizabethan age?)- They were able to have education most of the time. They were forced to work, literature was non-existent to most of the children.

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