Education and History


Music was used to entertain people. They used instruments or simple songs and ballads could be sung in the villages and fields. All Elizabethans attended church on a Sunday which they sung hymns and secular songs. The importance of music was reflected in the plays of William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare made more than five hundred references to music in his plays and poems.

Education of girls

A girl had to learn how to govern a household, and how to conduct herself in the social class into which her marriage would place her.For those who were educated, subjects focused mainly on encouraging chastity and developing skills of a housewife.


Only boys got to go to school girls education was at home. Depending on the child's family some got private tutors. Students must have their education beaten into them, like their manners. Petty school is were you went to learn to write, read and English. The primary study of grammar school is Latin grammar. They use grammar school to prepare you to go to a university, courses are conducted in Latin. Private education

7:00-7:30 Dancing

7:30-8:00 Breakfast

8:00-9:00 French

9:00-10:00 Latin

10:00-10:30 Writing and Drawing

10:30-1:00 Prayers, Recreation, Dinner
1:00-2:00 Cosmography

2:00-3:00 Latin

3:00-4:00 French

4:00-4:30 Writing

4:30-5:30 Prayers, Recreation, Dinner

Elizabethan England Life

Elizabethan England's history saw a number of developments in terms of the creation of peace. The era was generally called peaceful as the battles between the Protestants and the Catholics. They advanced in science and technology. The government was well-organized. The era was also the time of great economic development. One improvement was the establishment of the first stock exchange by Sir Thomas Gresham, the Royal Exchange in 1565. The relative peace and prosperity encouraged a number of observers to point the Elizabethan era as the 'Golden Age'.