CHILDREN By jack randall

What Were Children Often Considered Miniature Versions Of?

Children were considered to be miniature versions of adults. There was no teenage years back then, you were either viewed as a child or as an adult.

Secara, Maggie Pierce. A Compendium of Common Knowledge, 1558-1603: Elizabethan Commonplaces for Writers, Actors & Re-enactors. Los Angeles: Popinjay, 2008. Print.

In wealthy homes, who often raised children? Why?

A nurse in the nursery, where children spent most of their time. They spent so much time in the nursery because their elders did not want to be disturbed.

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?

The infant mortality rate in Elizabethan England was approximately 33%. Dysentery, scarlet fever, whooping cough, influenza, smallpox, pneumonia, accidents.Families didn’t react strongly about the death because it tended to happen multiple times.

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

They were expected to be obedient and respectful. The punishment for misbehavior was getting whipped or beat.

What was education like for children in the Elizabethan era?

Girls attended school in Catholic convents, typically as residents but sometimes as day students. Wealthy parents sent their sons to secular boarding schools, prestigious and typically expensive institutions that taught a wide variety of subjects. The subjects include math, composition, geography, history, latin, greek, french, german, and fencing. Royal children always had tutors. (Netzley 38-39)

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