Elizabethan Era Sports Music etc...

Team 4 3rd period Zach, Zak, Nick, Skylar

About Elizabethan Era

Elizabethan entertainment was very important to people who lived in that era. Because of the hard lives they lived, entertainment was something to celebrate. The entertainment we will be talking about are sports, music, games, and fashion.


Various types of sports were played and watched, and formed much of the Elizabethan entertainment, especially for the rich and noble. Some of the most popular sports included archery, bowling, dice, hammer-throwing, quarterstaff contests (exercising or fighting with a stout pole 6 to 8 feet long), quoits (a ring of iron, rope, or rubber thrown in a game to encircle or land as near as possible to an upright peg), skittles (a game played with wooden pins set up at the end of an alley to be bowled down with a wooden ball or disk), wrestling, billiards (an early version of pool that we play today), golf, fencing, horseshoes, and tennis. Some other forms of sporting include bear and bull taunting, and dog and rooster fighting.


The subjects range from the type of clothing regarded as Upper Class Fashion, rich, sumptuous materials and elegant styles to clothes worn by the lower classes using basic materials. Each item of Elizabethan clothing has been designed.Elizabethan Women's Clothing - gowns, hats, corsets, underwear, collars, ruffs and shoes. Elizabethan Men's Clothing - doublets, breeches, underwear, collars, ruffs, hats and shoes.

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Games in the Elizabethan Era were played by all types of people poor and rich, adults and children and were very popular during that era especially if it had an element of gambling. The games in the Elizabethan Era were separated into different types of games such as card games, board games, dice games, sporting games, and children games. An example of board games are checkers and chess, an example of card games are things like poker and all those different kinds of poker. An example of dice games are knucklebones and hazard. Examples of sports and children games are golf, tag, horseshoes, wrestling, tennis, etc...


music was an important form of entertainment. Music and Elizabethan instruments could be performed by Elizabethan musicians, or simple songs and ballads could be sung in the villages and fields to ease the monotonous tasks undertaken by the Lower Classes. All Elizabethans attended church on a Sunday which led to the popularity of hymns and secular songs. Music had been used to accompany poems during the medieval era.

Great Music from the court of Elizabeth 1 by the Elizabethan Consort.wmv

Elizabethan Era Quiz