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What were party invitations in the Elizabethan era like?
Since most people could not read or write party invitations would have been verbally done by the common folk and the wealthy would have sent a small handwritten note by footman to the person they were inviting. People didn't have parties like we do today. For instance, Christmas was spent in church at mass and was called Christ Mass. After spending the day in prayer they would have a small dinner. The idea of a large festive atmosphere with a big dinner and gifts under the tree didn't happen until the mid 1800''s .
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Elizabethan Music . The Golden Age was a highlight in English history, synonymous with the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Often referred to as the Elizabethan Era, this perio…d witnessed the peak of English Renaissance; a time when literature, art, music and theatre blossomed. The Elizabethans loved to have a good time and enjoyed entertainment, dancing and feasting.. Like no other period in history, music reflected the emotions and events of the day. The Golden Age saw the birth of Opera, the Masque and the Anthem, with the opening of many divine music schools. Remarkable Elizabethan composers - Wiliam Byrd, John Farmer, John Dowland, Thomas Tallis, Orlando Gibbons and Thomas Campion, gave new life to music genres such as court, theatre, street, church and town.. Elizabeth was also a Lady of the Renaissance, who had a flair for poetry and a love of music.
It was a horrible time of voilence and alot of people threw up for fun! JK ask some one else !
The Monarchy The monarch of England during the Elizabethan era was Queen Elizabeth I. The government of Elizabethan England was centralized, well organized and very efficient…. It was very much a personal monarch with ministers. Queen Elizabeth's personality determined the style, intensity and efficiency. She ruled and led her people for 45 years, and produced great developments and advancements for England. During her time, monarchs were rulers and not just figureheads. She was the ultimate decider and was able to determine issues of her nation's religion, when Parliament would sit and what it would discuss, when and if her country would go to war, matters of education, welfare of her citizens, what food they would eat and what clothes they could wear. She is considered to be England's best monarch. She was a wise and just Queen and chose the right advisers and never let herself get dominated by these advisers. She dealt with the stubbornly resistant members of Parliament without being tyrannous, and was cleaver at compromising in both religious and political matters. Queen Elizabeth I was the sixth and last of the Tudor dynasty. The Divine Rights of Kings gave the monarch the image of being a Demigod. The theory of the Divine Right of Kings aimed at instilling obedience by explaining why all social ranks were religiously and morally obliged to obey their government. The strong authority made going against the monarch a sin. By not obeying the queen, you could be accused of treason and sentenced to death. The queen had the power to send one to prison and order execution. Even with all of this power, the monarch was not above the law, and she could also be brought before the court. All laws required the queens consent in order to be passed. The queen could not write and pass laws herself. She had to draw up a Bill and put it forward to Parliament for consideration and approval. However, the queen could make Royal Proclamations without Parliament's consent. The Privy Council The Privy Council was Queen Elizabeth's group of advisers and its main purpose was to give numerous different opinions to the queen and she decided on the issue at hand. Too often the advice was often ignored and the Council had to still carry out the queen's wishes. The Council took care of routine administration which involved matters of religion, military, the queen's security, economics, and the welfare of the citizens. The Council dealt with matters of national and individual interest, issued proclamations in the queen's name and supervised law and enforcement. The Council could not may any decisions, they could only advise. The members of the Council were depended on who the queen wanted there. Certain powerful noblemen were also necessary in the Council so that their and their realms' interest were represented so that a rebellion would be avoided. Queen Elizabeth believed the more members of the Council, the more opinions and problems. She dropped the number of Council members from 50 to 19 and eventually to 13. At the beginning of her reign, the Council met three times a week, by the end her reign, they met almost every day. The Secretary of State, Sir William Cecil led the Council. He was wise, cautious, and cooperative with Queen Elizabeth and trusted by all others. He was also the queen's personal secretary and chief adviser until his death. He had the reputation of one of the greatest English statesmen. His successor, Sir Francis Walsingham, was the mastermind of the English spy network which defended Queen Elizabeth against foreign powers and plots. He was succeeded by Sir Robert Cecil. Parliament A group of representatives called Parliament was divided into two sections. The House of Lords or the Upper House consisted of bishops and aristocrats. The House of Commons or the Lower House consisted of common people. There were no political parties or a Prime Minister associated with Parliament during the Elizabethan era. The main function of Parliament at this time in history was to deal with financial matters such as taxation and granting the queen money. The monarch paid for daily administration with ordinary revenues from customs, feudal dues and sales of land. Parliament covered extraordinary expenditures such as war with taxation. If taxation did not supply enough funds for military expenditures, more land was sold along with illegal scheming. Parliament was also used for passing laws. During Queen Elizabeth's reign, 438 public and private laws were passed. Public laws applied to everyone, whereas, private laws only applied to certain people. Parliament could undo a law if both houses agreed three times and the queen was also in agreement. The queen could make laws by Royal Proclamation without Parliament's consent. Parliament could also advise the queen, but she was never interested in their advice. Elections only occurred for the members of the House of Commons. These members were supported by the important local people from their locale. The members of the House of Commons only had voting power if they were male and received a certain annual income. The queen decided when Parliament would be called to session. Queen Elizabeth I only called Parliament to session 10 times during her reign. Local Governments Local governments were important to the citizens of Elizabethan England. Every county had royal representatives such as Justices of the Peace, Sheriffs, and Lords Lieutenant. They insured that the queen's command and laws were enforced and obeyed. Regional governments were responsible for overseeing parts of England that the Privy Council could not supervise. The Council of the North, which resided in York, was responsible for Northern England, and the Council of the Marches, which resided in Ludlow, was responsible for Wales and some border counties. Manors were run by nobility and gentry. Owning land was what made one powerful, and those with land were wealthy and masters of the tenants on his land, thus they had had a major influence. It was a position of responsibility as they were meant to aid the monarchy by governing their own land. Grievances were taken to the Lord of the manor and the tenants were loyal to him. His political views were greatly impacted on his tenants as well. Each city and town had its own government, head by a mayor. Courts The judicial system of Elizabethan England was made up of several courts. The most important courts were the Great Sessions Courts or the Assizes, and the Quarter Sessions Courts which dealt with most crimes. The Great Sessions Courts were held twice a year in each county, and the Quarter Sessions Courts were held four times a year. The Assizes was famous for its power to inflict harsh punishment. Petty Sessions Courts, Manor Courts, and town courts handled unimportant crimes. Civil cases were dealt by various courts depending on the person's monetary status. The Star Chamber, one of the highest profile courts consisting of mostly Privy Counselors tried the wealthy. The Court of Chancery judged criminal cases, and the Exchequer of Pleas handled the financial suits. The Court of Requests dealt with the poor or "poor man's causes, and the Church Courts handled religious and moral cases. Those who committed high treason and other serious crimes received the death sentence which was often handed down by the queen. Those guilty of lesser crimes were sent to prison or to the stocks.
they were people who made weapons
It was like cocain. Unpopular.
During Elizabethan times there were diseases going through large cities, like the black plague, dysentery and typhoid. They had various cures for these diseases (what they tho…ught were cures) like tobacco, dried toad, bleed out of the victim and arsenic. Some people died from lack of hygiene. People never washed their hands, rarely ever took a bath and didn't brush their teeth or their hair. Living conditions during Elizabethan times were very poor which led to many diseases and death.
they gots no agriculture
poor peoples diets where mostly bread and cheese but rich people would have a wid erange of meats and fish.
It was horrible and scary.
it smelt absolutely disgusting. People chucked their excrement out of windows, led pigs around the streets like dogs and bathed about once a year. Everyone drunk ale instead o…f water, so the stench of beer was rife. The Thames was basically an open sewer. (this is london by the way)
Costumes of the period were pretty much what you would see the average person of the time wearing, given they did not know much about what others wore before them. However, th…e colors of the clothing the actors wore showed their rank in society in the play and the knowledge of what each color meant was well known. as for props most of the stages needed little props they only aided the action did not define it.
it was when shakespeare was around so probably quite dirty rough and with lots of poor people
Starting with the basics - giving birth - if you survive and the child survives fantastic [remember no antibiotics and lack of understanding of hygiene] Moral support from f…emale family members, friends or local wise women. wealthier mothers gave their babies to wet nurses for feeding. If you were a poor mother, there would be alot of strain - food shortages etc