In Elizabethan England
How did people do ordinary things in Elizabethan England? During the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603), England was still a small and untested country, fighting for its place among the European nations. It was guided by strict laws and customs that dictated how a person lived, worked, and worshiped. There were even laws that determined what kind of clothes people could wear! Find out about the sometimes treacherous life in the queen s court, how the navy defeated invaders, and what kind of witch you d visit if you were suffering from a cold. Discover how Elizabethan farming, shopping, building, bathing, and holidays compare to those of today. Life may have been a little smellier back then—but was it all that different?