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Gatehouse of Oxburgh Hall in Oxborough Tudor style buildings have several features that separate them from Medieval and later 17th-century design. Nobility, upper classes, and clerical[ edit ] The Early Years: Henry Tudor And The Seeds of The Renaissance[ edit ] Though this period is better known for the luxuries and excesses of his son and granddaughter, it was actually under Henry VII that the transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance began and it is often underestimated how much effort the founder of the Tudor dynasty invested in making huge changes to the way things were done before versus the way they were being done by the time he died. Prior to , many wealthy and noble landowners lived in homes that were not necessarily comfortable but built to withstand sieges, though manor houses that were only lightly fortified, if at all, had been increasingly built. Castles and smaller manor houses often had moats, portcullises and crenelations designed for archers to stand guard and pick off approaching enemies. However, with the arrival of gunpowder and cannons by the time of Henry VI , fortifications like castles became increasingly obsolete. The autumn of marked the ascension of Henry VII to the throne. Until Henry’s accession, England had been engaged in the Wars of the Roses that had left the royal coffers in deep trouble-Yorkists had raided the treasury just after the death of Edward IV. Henry Tudor was hellbent on repairing the damage done by so many years of war, and that meant increasing financial security. It also meant recentralising power in London with the crown alone and away from interrelated nobles who had been squabbling over scraps of power since the reign of Richard II , evidenced by the crown beginning to be fought over by different branches of the descendants of Edward III at that time.

Shakespeare read in Elizabethan accent reveals ‘puns, jokes and rhymes’

Frontispiece for the edition of The Anatomy of Melancholy The name “melancholia” comes from the old medical belief of the four humours: Personality types were similarly determined by the dominant humor in a particular person. In the complex elaboration of humorist theory, it was associated with the earth from the Four Elements , the season of autumn, the spleen as the originating organ and cold and dry as related qualities.

The Elizabethan Suite at Bury Town Hall is one of Bury’s finest landmark venues. Part of the art deco Town Hall and dating back to the ’s, it is centrally located and .

Elizabethan Era Index Elizabethan superstitions also related to special chants, omens and names and numbers. Many traditional English customs are based on the mythical relationship to superstitions dating back to the Dark Ages and even further back to the Romans and their Gods and Goddesses. Elizabethan Superstitions The origins of many superstitions are based on trust in magic or chance. An irrational belief that an object, or action, or circumstance which are not logically related to a course of events can influence its outcome.

Ignorance and fear of the unknown combined with a false conception of causation and cessation resulted in many Elizabethan superstitions. Fear of the supernatural and forces of nature or God resulted in the belief of superstitions during the Elizabethan era. Elizabethan Witches and Superstitions New Elizabethan superstitions arose due to the fear of witchcraft and the persecution of witches.

Women were those most often accused of being witches. There were Elizabethan witch trials of were women and only 23 were men. During the Elizabethan era people blamed unexplainable events as the work of witches – the Bubonic Plague, unexplained deaths or unpleasant illnesses, bad harvests or crop failures, the death of animals and unexplained fires.

Those accused of witchcraft, or being a witch, were generally Old, Poor and Unprotected Single women, widows or ‘wise women’ many kept pets for company – their ‘familiars’. The fear of witches and their supernatural abilities led to the following superstitions:

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The manor house at Hampton Gay, near Bletchingdon, is viewed as one of the most picturesque late-Tudor ruins in Oxfordshire. Mr Buxton, who bought the property more than 20 years ago, submitted a similar scheme four years ago, but withdrew it after planners recommended refusal. He said the new plans would ensure essential repair work to walls and stabilise the building. Mr Buxton, who lives at Kirtlington Park, Kirtlington, said: If nothing is done the house will disappear within five years.

Two bedrooms would be created in the basement, two on the first floor and one on the ground level.

What Were Arranged Marriages in Elizabethan Times? By Gregg Newby. Arranged marriages were common in the time of Elizabeth I. The Dating Traditions During the Victorian Period. Related Articles. Women’s Lifestyles in the Medieval Ages. Cleopatra VII of Ancient Egypt. Islamic Marriage Rituals.

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According to sources , the couple met like all normal people do: And while this takes some explaining, arty performer Grimes was already in on the same joke — three years ahead of Musk. They were both poking fun at AI. Who knew there was such a short distance between an AI pun and getting a room? In a way, it makes perfect sense that the man who has tasked himself with conquering outer space saves time by flirting with women on Twitter.

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Social Customs of Elizabethan People

By Dirg Schools were harsh and teachers were very strict, often beating pupils who misbehaved. Their homes were, as in earlier centuries, thatched huts with one or two rooms, although later on during this period, roofs were also tiled. The upper classes often celebrated religious festivals, weddings, alliances and the whims of the king or queen.

History of Elizabethan Fine Bone China. Elizabethan fine bone china is a finely painted type of porcelain china, with filigree-gold-plated or silver-gilt rims and edges, but despite its English heritage, its origins are Chinese.

The ‘Ideal’ Elizabethan Woman Although the fashion for women changed to a more seductive look it was important for Queen Elizabeth to maintain her image and the beauty of a ‘Virgin Queen’. The Elizabethan view of pure beauty was a woman with light hair and a snow white complexion complimented with red cheeks and red lips. A pale complexion could only be achieved by a woman of the upper class.

Lower class women were expected to work outside and therefore acquired a suntan. The pale complexion was therefore a sign of wealth and nobility – an immediate identification for a person from the upper classes. This alabaster complexion was therefore also required by Elizabethan men. Queen Elizabeth achieved this picture of ideal beauty by using white make-up. This explains the odd white face make-up seen in many of her portraits.

This image of the Virgin Queen was further enhanced by the work of Edmund Spenser in his epic poem ‘The Fairie Queene’ which was dedicated to Queen Elizabeth. Elizabethan Make-up The white make-up was also a useful aid to hiding the signs of ageing. White face make-up was applied to acquire the pale look. The favoured application of the upper classes was a make-up called ceruse – a mixture of white lead and vinegar.

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September 17, Closet Histories 2: Elizabethan Though Elizabeth herself was a Tudor, and therefore one could say the fashion of her time could also be considered Tudor fashion, fashion changed dramatically during Elizabeth’s reign. That’s why today we make the distinction and categorize Elizabethan fashion as a style separate from the dress of fifty years prior. Elizabethan fashion, ranging roughly from the years to , took the luxury fabrics and stiff silhouettes of Tudor fashion and blew them into new and gravity defying proportions!

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An Allegory of the Tudor Succession, c. The Victorian era and the early 20th century idealised the Elizabethan era. In popular culture, the image of those adventurous Elizabethan seafarers was embodied in the films of Errol Flynn. On balance, it can be said that Elizabeth provided the country with a long period of general if not total peace and generally increased prosperity due in large part to stealing from Spanish treasure ships, raiding settlements with low defenses, and selling African slaves.

Having inherited a virtually bankrupt state from previous reigns, her frugal policies restored fiscal responsibility. With taxes lower than other European countries of the period, the economy expanded; though the wealth was distributed with wild unevenness, there was clearly more wealth to go around at the end of Elizabeth’s reign than at the beginning.

That would be a prelude to the religious recovery of England for Catholicism.

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History[ edit ] Lake House was built in for George Duke, a wealthy clothier, shortly after he acquired the manor of Lake. It has gabled terracotta-tiled roofs and the chimneys are diagonally-set. Its west front faces the road and is symmetrical, forming a five-part pattern of central projecting porch, flanked on either side by recessed windows and then at each end by semi-octagonal bay windows.

It is generally considered foolish to marry for love, although love may occur in marriage. Your parents and friends are better equipped than you are to look out for your best interests, being mature and experienced in .

Many people love to collect antique glass and china. There are as many ways to collect vintage glass as there are collectors. With the varied colors, styles, and patterns collecting glass is a fascinating hobby. Popular Types of Antique Glass and China No matter what era you are interested in, what your favorite color is, or what china pattern you like there is a type of collectible glass just for you.

Carnival Glass is a beautiful, iridescent, pressed glass that was given away as prizes at carnivals. It must be iridescent to be true Carnival Glass. Depression Glass is the term used for glass plates and other items that were often given away as promotional gifts or sold very cheaply during the depression. It was produced from about to Vaseline Glass, also known as Uranium Glass, is a yellowish green color and glows under a black light.

This is due to a small amount of radiation emitted by the glass. There are also collectors of fine china. These people have hearts that beat a little faster when they see a certain Royal Doulton pattern or Victorian china from Bavaria. Some of the popular manufacturers are:

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