Elizabethan era

Science and Tchnology

Scientists

Copernicus

  • founder of modern astronomy
  • developed a theory


Galileo

  • made one of the first telescopes
  • Venus showed phases
  • confirmed Copernicus's theory


Vesalius

  • He was the founder of human anatomy


Harvey

  • founder of human physiology
  • Pointed out Aristotle's error
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Elizebethan military

In the early part of the Elizabethan era, most soldiers wielded the long sword Rapier.

  • light weight
  • fine edge


Weapons included:

  • battle axes
  • long swords
  • mace
  • daggers
  • spear/lances
  • crossbows


Only by the end of the 1500s were muskets introduced.

  • became very common


Cannons started being made of bronze and iron because of its sturdy structure

  • ballista
  • trebuchet
  • mangonel
  • used on both land and sea


During this time England also defeated the Spanish armada

  • ships were smaller and faster
  • held more fire power
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Medicines and Physicians

There were many diseases that killed people. Doctors dressed fully from head to toe.

Common diseases were bubonic plague, typhoid, measles, and smallpox.

Poor people could not afford doctors and went to churches and "wise women" for help.

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