English Life during the Elizabeathan era. Skye Simon, Elyzah Reyes, Aaliyah Stoke. English Food.
Skye Simon, Elyzah Reyes, Aaliyah Stoke
Festivals and holidays were a major part of the Elizabeathan lifestyle. They were made by mostly churches and the law made villagers go. In the Spring Easter is in March and it celebrates the crucifix and resurrection of Christ. They had plays about Christ. April fools was on April 1st were all rules were non existence on that day. May day is when individuals chose a queen for the month and dance around a “maypole” covered in ribbons and flowers. Solstice in June is when villagers attend the “festival of fire”. People throw bones in a bonfire .July 15th was Swithin’s day celebrating a bishop and its supposed to rain for 40 days. Lammastide which is “ Lammas day” is the first wheat harvest of the year. September 29th is Michaelmas day. In the winter great feasts were held in honor of Christsbirth. 12 days in honor of 12 apostles.
regardless of their wealth, Elizabethans were not allowed to wear what clothes they liked.Their clothing and items of apparel were dictated by the Elizabethan Sumptuary Laws which governed the style and materials worn. The Elizabethan Sumptuary Clothing Laws were used to control behavior and to ensure that a specific class structure was maintained.
At the time Elizabeth inherited the throne of England, the English treasury had virtually no money, mostly because of the cost of financing the wars of Phillip II. The most important commodity in the English economy was woollencloth.Elizabeth had a major hand in the English economy. To the detriment of England, she largely increased the number of monopolies .