History the renaissance

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  • History- The Renaissance (1450-1750)
    • Food/famine
      • Poor diet was  based on veg and fruit
      • Those who could afford it, ate large amounts of meat
      • Coffee, tea and hot chocolate became popular- This weakened peoples resistance to disease
      • People drank ale beer and wine as water made them ill
      • Fish was eaten regularly as it was a religious culture
      • Rotting teeth and obesity was an issue
    • Clean Water
      • Charities provided water for the poor
      • Only the rich could avoid olive oil and soap
      • The poor had access to rivers, pond and streams
      • Paying for piped water was expensive
      • The poor couldn't afford soap so they would have to do dry cleaning
    • Waste
      • Most  had access to cesspits to store their waste
        • Someone would have to empty it
        • The poor had to share cesspits or store waste on a dunghill
          • This was a disease risk
            • Scavangers would go through dunghills looking for items to sell and use
      • Rich people had rakers to clear waste in front of their homes
        • Only the very rich had flushing toilets
    • Different acts etc.
      • In 1578
        • Queen Elizabeth I Created printed plague orders
          • Clothes of victims should be burned. No dogs on streets etc.
      • 1604
        • Plague act made by parliament
  • Henry VIII proclamation of isolation
    • In 1518
      • Different acts etc.
        • In 1578
          • Queen Elizabeth I Created printed plague orders
            • Clothes of victims should be burned. No dogs on streets etc.
        • 1604
          • Plague act made by parliament
    • Anyone infected with the plague should be locked in for 40 days

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