Rich and poor Tudors By Scott Y4
What did poor people do for A JOB? • The common jobs during the Tudor times were farming, craft-making and tool making. During the Tudors, the people who were involved in manual work were the tenant farmers, yeomen and craftsmen. • occupations
What did poor people eat? • he poor living in cities survived on bread made from flour in mills alive with rats, and pies filled with spiced meats to disguise the fact that the meat was 'off'. Those living in the country had a little more choice because they could at the wheat and oats grown in the fields and fresh meat from hares and rabbits. • Meat was a luxury but poor people sometimes kept animals to provide milk, cheese and eggs. Both rich and poor ate fish, which was packed in barrels of salt to stop the fish going rotten. • Honey was used instead of sugar to sweeten desserts such as fruit pies. • Water was too polluted to drink, so the poor drank 'small beer' - watered ale - while the rich drank wine and sherry. poor tudor food
What did poor tudors wear? • poor clothing What did the poor wear? Women wore a dress of wool that went down to the ground. Poor people wore simple, loose-fitting clothes made from woollen cloth. Most men wore trousers made from wool and a tunic which came down to just above their knee. They often wore an apron over this and a cloth bonnet on their heads.
What did poor chilren wear? • During the Tudor times, all classes wore wool, which however varied in quality. The rich wore fine quality, whereas the poor wore coarse wool. The poor children in Tudor wore simple, loose fitting clothes made from wool.