Children Of Elizabethan Age By Lucas McCane

Children dancing (originally panel of the choir/cantoria) Created by Luca Della Robbia. Fine Art. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. quest.eb.com/search/135_858300/1/135_858300/cite. Accessed 5 Mar 2017.

Children were often considered to be miniature versions of whats?

Children were considered Mini-Adults because children were used as servants and were presented with death, poverty and more at an early age ( Alderman, 1)

Madonna and Child with Saint John (oil on canvas) (b/w photo) . oil on canvas. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. quest.eb.com/search/108_4079728/1/108_4079728/cite. Accessed 5 Mar 2017.

In wealthy homes, who often raised children? Why?

Children were raised by servants, nursemaids, and tutors. If the mother would nurse her children they thought it would reduce fertility so the mother tended to stay away from nursing her young and tried to bear as many children as possible in her lifetime ( Alderman, 1)

What was the infant mortality rate in Elizabethan England? What were some of the most common causes of infant mortality during Elizabethan England? How did families react to this?

Twenty to Fifty percent of children born would die in the Elizabethan age. The most common ways of death in the Elizabethan age for children were Measles, Scarlet Fever, and the Plague.The parents of these families reacted with some grief but they knew there was a chance that their child would die ( Yavneh, 1).

L.Cranach t.E., Christ blesses children. Photo. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016 quest.eb.com/search/109_238636/1/109_238636/cite. Accessed 5 Mar 2017.

What was expected of children in terms of behavior? What was the punishment for misbehavior?

Children were expected to do hard labor in order to make them think that playing was lazy and sinful. Also they were expected to be respectful and good Christian's. Harsh punishment was presented if children misbehaved. (Yanhev, 1)

What was education like for children in the Elizabethan era?

In the Elizabethan age, children had early education presented to them by tutors or their mother. As the children grew up and realized their roles in society, Girls were taught spinning, sewing, and cooking while boys were taught formal education. Children of royalty were also sent to university for further learning (Medici, 1)

Work Cited

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"Poor Relief in Great Britain." World History: The Modern Era, ABC-CLIO, 2017, worldhistory.abc-clio.com/Search/Display/309394. Accessed 5 Mar. 2017

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