Education and Leisure

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  • Education and Leisure
    • Sports, Pastimes and the Theatre
      • Leisure
        • nobility
          • hunting
          • fishing
          • bowls
          • fencing
        • farmers, craftsmen & lower classes
          • football
          • wrestling
      • sports
        • baiting
        • **** fighting
      • literacy & theatre
        • new literature written
        • plays became more populat
        • comedies performed
        • theatres built to accommodate growing audience
      • music & dance
        • many played instruments
          • lutes
          • spinets
          • harpsichords
        • musical performances were popular
        • music written to accompany plays
        • dancing was a popular pastime
    • Elizabethan Education
      • no national system of education
      • education helped prep for roles in future
      • only 15-20% were literate
        • very few went to school (only rich could attend & needed to)
      • Humanists began to argue education was valuable
      • Protestants argued people should learn scriptures
      • printing press= books less expensive
      • girls received no formal education
        • only rich went to Dame Schools or had private tutors
      • change
        • new grammar schools= children educated (scholarships for poorer children)
        • literacy improved

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