How did people's leisure time change during the Elizabethan period?

This lesson will examine how people's leisure time changed during the Elizabethan period. It will examine how and why popular pastimes such as the theatre, music and sport developed during this time and the impact this had on Elizabethan society. It will also assess the extent to which people's access to leisure and entertainment was influenced by factors such as social class.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Where did the majority of education take place for the sons and daughters of the nobility during Elizabeth's reign?

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Q2.Which schools could girls attend in Elizabethan England that provided a basic education?

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Q3.How many grammar schools had been set up by 1560?

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Q4.Which schools did boys from the middling sorts attend before starting grammar school?

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Q5.What did Elizabeth I establish in 1571?

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Q6.Which of these is NOT a reason why Elizabeth established Jesus College at Oxford University in 1571?

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Q7.Which of these was NOT studied by boys at grammar school during Elizabeth's reign?

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Q8.Where did boys go to study when they were typically 14 or 15 years of age?

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Q9.Where could young boys train to become lawyers during the reign of Elizabeth?

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Q10.Which group in society was most financially and practically unable to send their children to school?

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Q11.What percentage of the population were estimated to be literate (able to read and write) by the end of Elizabeth's reign?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Where did the majority of education take place for the sons and daughters of the nobility during Elizabeth's reign?

1/11

Q2.Which schools could girls attend in Elizabethan England that provided a basic education?

2/11

Q3.How many grammar schools had been set up by 1560?

3/11

Q4.Which schools did boys from the middling sorts attend before starting grammar school?

4/11

Q5.What did Elizabeth I establish in 1571?

5/11

Q6.Which of these is NOT a reason why Elizabeth established Jesus College at Oxford University in 1571?

6/11

Q7.Which of these was NOT studied by boys at grammar school during Elizabeth's reign?

7/11

Q8.Where did boys go to study when they were typically 14 or 15 years of age?

8/11

Q9.Where could young boys train to become lawyers during the reign of Elizabeth?

9/11

Q10.Which group in society was most financially and practically unable to send their children to school?

10/11

Q11.What percentage of the population were estimated to be literate (able to read and write) by the end of Elizabeth's reign?

11/11

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How did people’s leisure time change during the Elizabethan period?

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Q1.What have historians often referred to culture in Elizabethan England as?

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Q2.Who were the 'Queen's Men'?

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Q3.Which group of people were most likely to sit in the 'pit' during a performance at the theatre?

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Q4.Which group in society were most likely to listen to music during banquets, feasts and celebrations in Elizabethan England?

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Q5.Which popular spectator sport involved setting a pack of dogs to attack a bear which was chained up?

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Q6.Which popular spectator sport involved making two cockrels with metal spurs on their beaks fight each other?

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Q7.Which group of people did not approve of spectator sports like cock-fighting or bear-baiting?

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Q8.Which of these was NOT a very popular sport amongst the upper classes of Elizabethan society?

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Q9.Which of these is NOT a sport that women participated in, in Elizabethan England?

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Q10.Which sport had a reputation for being particularly violent in Elizabethan England?

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Quiz:

How did people’s leisure time change during the Elizabethan period?

You should complete this exit quiz once completing the lesson 'How did people’s leisure time change during the Elizabethan period'.

Q1.What have historians often referred to culture in Elizabethan England as?

1/10

Q2.Who were the 'Queen's Men'?

2/10

Q3.Which group of people were most likely to sit in the 'pit' during a performance at the theatre?

3/10

Q4.Which group in society were most likely to listen to music during banquets, feasts and celebrations in Elizabethan England?

4/10

Q5.Which popular spectator sport involved setting a pack of dogs to attack a bear which was chained up?

5/10

Q6.Which popular spectator sport involved making two cockrels with metal spurs on their beaks fight each other?

6/10

Q7.Which group of people did not approve of spectator sports like cock-fighting or bear-baiting?

7/10

Q8.Which of these was NOT a very popular sport amongst the upper classes of Elizabethan society?

8/10

Q9.Which of these is NOT a sport that women participated in, in Elizabethan England?

9/10

Q10.Which sport had a reputation for being particularly violent in Elizabethan England?

10/10

Lesson summary: How did people's leisure time change during the Elizabethan period?

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