Queen Elizabeth I By: Jake Anselmo & Nate Hornyak
Life Of Queen Elizabeth • Born September 7, 1533 • Born in the Palace of Placentia, Greenwich, located in England. • Queen Elizabeth I became a queen on November 17, 1558. • Died on March 24, 1603 • Buried on April 28, 1603 • Her full name was Elizabeth Tudor
Childhood • Queen Elizabeth was raised like any other royal child, she had tutoring and excelled at languages and music. • Queen Elizabeth’s mother had been beheaded at the age of two. • Elizabeth had a crush when she was a teenager on her stepfather, Thomas Seymour. • Also, while she was a teenager the friendship with her brother had weakened.
Adulthood • Queen Elizabeth never married anyone nor had any children. • 1962, Queen Elizabeth nearly died due to smallpox. • When the Black Plague broke out in London 1963, Queen Elizabeth moved her court to Windsor castle where she threatened to hang anyone from London to follow her. • She became Queen at the age of 25 and held the position for 44 years.
Family • Queen Elizabeth I was the daughter of King Henry VIII and his second wife Anne Boleyn. • Elizabeth’s birth was a huge disappointment to her father King Henry because everyone including himself was expecting a boy. • Her half-brother was born during the year of 1537 by King Henry’s third wife Jane Seymour. • Her father died in 1547. • Mary Tudor, half sister of princess Elizabeth was very mad with the arrival of the Queen’s birth because that had meant she would not e Queen.
Events That Occurred While She Was Queen • While she was Queen there was a war going on with England, France, and Spain. • With the help of her main advisor William Cecil, Elizabeth was able to end the war with France. • She was able to avoid the battling of the two other superpowers of the time.
Impacts on Society • Due to Queen Elizabeth's interest in theater she had a large role on what the theater was allowed to perform. • Theater also became much more popular due to Elizabeth’s interest. • The people would have to listen to what she ordered because she was the Queen.
Greenwich Palace • Greenwich is where Elizabeth and her family lived.
Religion • Once Elizabeth became Queen her first order was to get rid of any religious dissatisfaction. • The Religious Settlement of 1559 made Elizabeth the Supreme head of the Church. • She wanted her church to be popular with her people, also she wanted catholicism to die out so people could be a part of her religion. • She was mainly a Protestant.
Sumptuary Laws The Sumptuary laws enforced statutes of apparel and were used to control the behavior of a specific class structure.
Men • The men were considered the head of their marriages. • The men wore doublets,breeches, underwear, collars, ruffs, hats and shoes. • The life expectancy for men during the era was around the age of 40. • They provided the money for their families.
Women • Women wore gowns, hats, corsets,collars, ruffs & shoes. • The women were supposed to be housewives and mothers. • On average woman would give birth to children every two years. • Women would work in domestic services such as cooks and maids. • Woman were not allowed to vote. • Many single women were accused of being witches.
Children • Boys had to wear skirts until they were seven. • The boys who could afford school would have to go to school. • The girls would stay at their homes and learn household skills. • The children would always have to say their morning prayers.
What Materials Were Used For Clothes • Silk • Velvet • Taffeta • Wool • Cotton • Linen
Consequences For Not Following The Laws • The consequences of not following the laws are major fines, loss of property, and even life!
Poor vs. Rich • Rich people had better clothing than the poor people. • The poor people wore rough cloth. • The rich people would wear costly fabrics. • There was a poor law passed in the 1590’s to help the rising number of unemployed and homeless.
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