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Children in the Elizabethan era were considered to be miniature versions of adults. They were even dressed up in smaller adult clothing. In wealthy homes children were raised by nurses because they had special nurseries in their homes. (Jones, Madeline. Growing up in Stuart times. London: B.T. Batsford, 1979. Print.)

Children with their parents in the Elizabethan era. ("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, Accessed 19 Mar. 2017.)

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

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


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