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FC: Elizabethan England | Created By: Kristen Petriello
1: The Elizabethan Era, that was in England was in Central Europe during the time of the Roman Holy Empire. England is the largest part of the United Kingdom and the north and the south had different land areas. The north was very mountainous and the south was filled with rolling hills in wide ranges of plains.
2: The major religions in the Elizabethan Era was Protestant and Catholic. There was a small fraction of the people that followed the Jewish religion as well. When there are people that don't follow the religions the King and Queen approve of, they are sentenced consequences that they don't want to take.
3: The people in Elizabethan believed in supernatural beings, witches and ghosts. The witches were believed to look like very old women. There was a myth that the witches had evil magic that would hurt the common, innocent people.
4: In 1450, there was many things that happened for the first time during this era. The printing press was invented as well as many other things such as the telescope, the pocket watch, the thermometer and much more.
5: There was many weapons that the people of England use. They used fencing swords, firearms, rapiers and many more. Their armour was used for more than just warfare and the clothing people wore was based on a law called the Elizabethan Sumptuary Laws.
6: During the Elizabethan Era, England was ruled by a monarchy. Queen Elizabeth the first was very religious and very harsh when people didn't listen to her. Her leadership skills provided a sense of stability for the people. Queen Elizabeth was the person that had the most power in everyone.
7: The money in England was all coins and there was no paper money. The gold the money was made out of was actually the same value of what the money was. The coins were minted with gold and silver as well. Many people traded with others during this time and the wages people got depended on the jobs they had.
8: Education during this era was a little different then what we have now. The lower class people had no option to go to school and had to work instead Grammar school was an option for the middle class people and it wasn't mandatory to take. The upper class people had the opportunity to get a private education in their homes.
9: The men were more superior than the women in the Elizabethan Era. If any woman disobeyed any man, then they were considered to commit a sin. There is a social hierarchy in England. There is a lower, middle and upper class like and other place. marriages were arranged and women had to protect the children they had.
10: William Shakespeare
11: William Shakespeare was born in April of 1564 in a town in England, Stratford Upon Avon. His parents, John and Mary was the parents of 8 children counting William being the 3rd child. Later on in his life, he got married to Ann Hathaway and had 3 children. Their names are Susana, Hamnet and Judith. Unfortunately, Hamnet died at the age of 11 due to the plaque. There was this rumor that spread that he married his wife because she was pregnant before there was a marriage.
12: In 1588, William Shakespeare became an actor and a play writer. He wrote 37 plays in his lifetime and 3 other plays were founded after he passed away. He wrote in different genres such as comedy, history and tragedies. Some of his most famous plays were Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Shakespeare started an acting company called Lord Chamberline's Men then later on switched the name to The Kingsmen.
13: On September 21st, 1599, the Globe Theater opened for the first time. It was originally an indoor theater but William Shakespeare wasn't accepted by the landowners. He moved and build his theater outside London's city limits. The theater had thatched roofs, galleries, and is a hexagon shape. There is many more features that show the beauty of this place. Shakespeare was owning the Globe with another gentlemen named Giles Allen. In 1613, the Globe burned down in to ashes.