The rich + the powerful during Elizabethen Era

  • Created by: 13mlilli
  • Created on: 06-04-18 11:42
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  • The rich + the powerful
    • Nobles
      • Highest title was duke
      • Earls
      • Barons
    • Average nobility income = £6000/yr (£1 mil. now)
    • Born into nobility or awarded title by queen
    • 14% of country's income went to 1% of nobility
    • Gentry
      • Landlords of the countryside
      • Income between £10 + £200/yr (£1700 - £34000 today)
      • Many in Justice of the Peace + Parliament
      • Some were knights or esquires

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