About Children Elizabethan Era

TORRIGIANI PIETRO / TORRIGIANO PIETRO. VIRGEN DE BELEN- PRIMERA MITAD DEL SIGLO XVI- BARRO COCIDO POLICROMADO- 1,30 m de altura- CAPILLA DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA- FOTO B/N -A¥OS 50. Fine Art. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. quest.eb.com/search/144_1461621/1/144_1461621/cite. Accessed 2 Mar 2017.

Who raised them and they were considered what?

Children were raised by women until age 7 at which point they were ready to begin learning from other people. Wealthy families hired "wet nurses" who breast fed their babies for them since they didn't have time to do it themselves. Children were often considered to be miniature versions of adults (Daily Life).

"Childrens Games by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. This painting depicts the typical games that..." Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library, edited by Julie L. Carnagie, et al., vol. 2: Vol. 2: Almanac, UXL, 2002. World History in Context, link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/PC3426387144/WHIC?u=nysl_ca_queen&xid=97383223. Accessed 5 Mar. 2017.

Infant mortality

Infant mortality was very common, 20%-40% of infants wouldn't live to 1 year. Infants got diseases and couldn't fight them off very easily, infants didn't get taken care of properly. Families weren't very bothered by this, they often reused dead infants names for newborns unfortunately (Daily Life).

WILKINSON, W. W. "Renaissance." New Catholic Encyclopedia, 2nd ed., vol. 12, Gale, 2003, pp. 109-120. World History in Context, link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/CX3407709453/WHIC?u=nysl_ca_queen&xid=b3934d21. Accessed 5 Mar. 2017.

Behavior

Children of this era were expected to have great chivalry, to respect elders and not get involved in sexual activities before marriage. If disobeyed, the children could become servants to re-pay the adults of their actions (Daily Life).

The Young Francis Bacon and Queen Elizabeth I (gouache on paper). Photograph. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. quest.eb.com/search/108_1080482/1/108_1080482/cite. Accessed 5 Mar 2017.

Education

Education was a very important aspect of the Elizabethan era. Children started off learning about religion at home then moved on to learning about their future job position. The wealthy families had tutors for their children to teach the basics, lower class children got taught different skills based on their gender. Most poor children often became an apprentice, upper class children went off to formal schooling (Daily Life).

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Works Cited

Sichel, Edith Helen. The Renaissance. London: Dawsons of Pall Mall, 1969. Print.

"Childrens Games by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. This painting depicts the typical games that..." Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library, edited by Julie L. Carnagie, et al., vol. 2: Vol. 2: Almanac, UXL, 2002. World History in Context, link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/PC3426387144/WHIC?u=nysl_ca_queen&xid=97383223. Accessed 5 Mar. 2017.

"Daily Life." Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library, edited by Julie L. Carnagie, et al., vol. 2: Vol. 2: Almanac, UXL, 2002, pp. 569-622. World History in Context, link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/CX3426300034/WHIC?u=nysl_ca_queen&xid=841b23a3. Accessed 2 Mar. 2017.

WILKINSON, W. W. "Renaissance." New Catholic Encyclopedia, 2nd ed., vol. 12, Gale, 2003, pp. 109-120. World History in Context, link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/CX3407709453/WHIC?u=nysl_ca_queen&xid=b3934d21. Accessed 5 Mar. 2017.

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