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Getting Clean, the Tudor Way. In addition to providing clean clothes, linen could also be employed to cleanse the body actively.

Getting Clean, the Tudor Way

In Sir Thomas Elyot’s book The Castel of Helth (1534), he recommends that the morning routine should include a session whereby a man was to ‘rubbe the body with a course lynnen clothe, first softely and easilye, and after to increase more and more, to a harde and swyfte rubbynge, untyll the fleshe do swelle, and be somewhat ruddy, and that not only downe ryghte, but also overthwart and round’. This would ensure that ‘his body is clensed’. This vigorous rubbing, especially if done after exercise, was intended to help draw out the body’s toxins through the open pores, with the unwanted bodily matter then being carried away by the coarse linen cloth. ‘Rubbing cloths’ or ‘body cloths’, despite their very low financial value, occasionally turn up in inventories of people’s goods.

Most people seem to have owned only two or three sets of underwear. I have twice followed the regime. About Tudor Explorers for Kids. The golden age of exploration began in the 15th century and lasted more than 200 years.

About Tudor Explorers for Kids

During the reign of Elizabeth 1, many sailors went in search of unknown lands. There were two main reasons: one was adventure and the other was money. Portugal and Spain led the way, exploring the coasts of Africa, Asia and the 'New World' of the Americas. English exploration began in the reign of Henry VII, who sent Italian-born navigator John Cabot to find a northwestern route to Asia.

Raleigh l Drake l Cabot l Hawkins l Columbus A poet, Tudor Coutier and adventurer. Sir Walter Raleigh was born in 1554 in Devon. He led many expeditions to America and introduced tobacco and the potato into England. It is said that he spread his cloak in front of Queen Elizabeth so that she did not have to stand in a puddle. Elizabeth didn't like her courtiers to fall in love with anyone except her.

Further information The life of Sir Walter Raleigh Sir Walter Raleigh - Channel 4 Site Sir Walter Raleigh Britannia site. The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England. From Transportation in the Elizabethan era to what people ate and wore back then, the Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England by Ian Mortimer brings it all to life.Hard Traveling as an Elizabethan in England By Steffi Porter What do you need to know in order to make it in Elizabethan England?

The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England

The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England by Ian Mortimer will tell you everything you need to and want to know. Chock full of historical information, interesting tidbits and fascinating, little-known facts, this book will make you wish you could actually travel back to the Elizabethan era. Because now you are so well prepared for it! Elizabethan Food, Drinks, and Cooking Methods by Amani Jones on Prezi. Life in Elizabethan England 19: Food. The situation of our region, lying near unto the north, doth cause the heat of our stomachs to be of somewhat greater force: therefore our bodies do crave a little more ample nourishment than the inhabitants of the hotter regions are accustomed withal, whose digestive force is not altogether so vehement, because their internal heat is not so strong as ours, which is kept in by the coldness of the air that from time to time (especially in winter) doth environ our bodies. — Wm.

Life in Elizabethan England 19: Food

Harrison, Description of England, 1577 Breads These qualities of bread were commonly baked at Ingatestone Hall in the 1550s. Note that bread is baked up by the cast, a batch of 2–3 loaves. The gentle folk commonly eat wheat bread. Drink Most wines are sweet and rather heavy. Sugar and spices ("cinnamon and ginger, nutmeg and clove") are often added to wine and even to beer. Rhenish is a German wine, and very strong. Claret comes from Gascony (southern France). Canary is a white wine from the Canary Islands. Elizabethan Food.

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Elizabethan Food

Life in Elizabethan England 45: Filling the Time. As we know, there is nothing as dangerous as a bored nobleman (unless it's an idle soldier).

Life in Elizabethan England 45: Filling the Time

These are some of the ways—besides hunting—that a courtier might fill his or her time. Gossip, of course. But, like flirting, you can do that anywhere, especially while doing almost any of the following. Tennis is popular. It's played indoors or in a high-walled outdoor court. The ball is made of leather and stuffed with hair. Pastimes of Elizabeth I. Queen Elizabeth I Playing a LuteBuy at Allposters.com The Elizabethan age is celebrated for its literary and dramatic culture, its music and chivalry.

Pastimes of Elizabeth I

The Elizabethan nobility loved to have a good time, and knew just how to have it. The wealthy of the land would entertain each other with great banquets of rich foods, wine, music and dancing. They would play games against each other, play sports such as tennis or bowls, and they would ride and hunt. Women too would participate in some of these sports, aswell as play musical instruments, draw, sew and embroider. When Queen Elizabeth was not busy with matters of state, she too would enjoy some of these pleasures. Elizabeth loved to horse ride. Entertainment in Elizabethan England - bear baiting, chess, and more. Shakespeare: General Q & A.

Entertainment in Elizabethan England - bear baiting, chess, and more

Beauty History: The Elizabethan Era. Putting on an Elizabethan Outfit. By Drea Leed This is a listing of the main elements of Elizabethan dress.

Putting on an Elizabethan Outfit

(By the term "Elizabethan", I mean the dress worn by the English during Queen Elizabeth's reign, or approximately 1550-1600. There was a very wide variation in style between 1550 and 1600--indeed, the entire sillhouette of fashion transformed itself during the 50 year timespan. The variation between the clothing worn by the nobility and that worn by the common folk was almost as great. In addition, there is a bewildering variety in English Elizabethan womenswear. Meet Cecily Hawkins, a minor noblewoman living in London in 1575. Putting on an upper-class English Elizabethan gown is a complicated process, and when you include hair and makeup, can take half an hour or more. Cecily has a number of servants to do her hair and put on her shoes after she dresses.

After stretching and washing her face and hands, Cecily is ready to dress. A petticoat's not really suited to the French Gown she plans to wear, Cecily decides. Sports and Games in Elizabethan England. Sports and Pastimes in Popular Use in Shakespeare's Day Part 1: [A-L] From Folk-lore of Shakespeare by T.

Sports and Games in Elizabethan England

F. Thiselton Dyer: New York, Harper. Elizabethan Sports. Most Popular Elizabethan Baby Names. What was the most popular Elizabethan name? A simple question, but one that's almost impossible to answer. Records from that period are scarce, difficult to decipher and were little regulated. Despite all that, below is my study of twenty-three parishes in Norfolk during the reign of Elizabeth I (1558 -1603).

Sample: The following rankings have been compiled from a total of 6239 baptism records (3259 male; 2980 female) in the years 1558 to 1603 from twenty-three Norfolk parishes.