Everyday life at Kenilworth exam question plan

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  • What does one use of Kenilworth reveal about everyday life there in that period?
    • Introduction
      • Choose period of Kenilworth's history, so choose Elizabethan period
      • Briefly describe what it shows thews about the time period overall - attitudes towards renaissance culture and strict class rules regarding marriage and courtly love were critical
    • Paragraph 1
      • 1) Leicester's building
        • 2) Shows the great comfort that Elizabeth and her close staff lived in, and also how Dudley wanted to showcase his wealth using arcihitecture
          • courtly love, renaissance culture
      • 2) Shows the great comfort that Elizabeth and her close staff lived in, and also how Dudley wanted to showcase his wealth using arcihitecture
        • courtly love, renaissance culture
      • 3)Elizabeth had the best experience, closely followed by her staff
        • 4) Elizabeth demanded she have her own private staircase in the building - shows extravagant tastes of royalty
      • 4) Elizabeth demanded she have her own private staircase in the building - shows extravagant tastes of royalty
    • Paragraph 2
      • 1) Leicester's gatehouse
        • 2) Had porter's lodges in there, shows even servants were well looked after. The extravagance of it shows attitudes towards status
          • Class, renaissance culture, wealth, status
          • 3) Even the smallest things were extravagant there. Servants had lesser status, but were still well-regarded
            • 4) The gatehouse was used for further storage of Elizabeth's dresses. This shows how wealthy she was, and the attitude towards fashion and culture at the time.
      • 2) Had porter's lodges in there, shows even servants were well looked after. The extravagance of it shows attitudes towards status
        • Class, renaissance culture, wealth, status
        • 3) Even the smallest things were extravagant there. Servants had lesser status, but were still well-regarded
          • 4) The gatehouse was used for further storage of Elizabeth's dresses. This shows how wealthy she was, and the attitude towards fashion and culture at the time.
    • Paragraph 3
      • 1) Leicester's stables
        • 2) shows that sport was valued greatly, and hunting was seen as a royal sport. Dudley thought of every little thing in great detail.
          • Sport, status, courtly love
          • 3) The fact that servants also slept in the stables shows that the experiences at Kenilworth were very diverse, and that the staff number was huge.
            • 4)Fact that stable is very long shows the sheer scale of everything for Elizabeth's visit. She was very extravagant
      • 2) shows that sport was valued greatly, and hunting was seen as a royal sport. Dudley thought of every little thing in great detail.
        • Sport, status, courtly love
        • 3) The fact that servants also slept in the stables shows that the experiences at Kenilworth were very diverse, and that the staff number was huge.
          • 4)Fact that stable is very long shows the sheer scale of everything for Elizabeth's visit. She was very extravagant
    • Conclusion
      • Summarise diversity of experience
      • Large difference between lives of guests and staff, but however, staff were very well tended to, further emphasising the luxury Elizabeth lives in whilst there
    • Main body paragraph structure
      • 1) give a feature
        • 2) explain what feature tells us about attitudes and values of the time period
          • 3) talk about diversity of experience
            • 4) Use own knowledge and link back to question
      • 2) explain what feature tells us about attitudes and values of the time period
        • 3) talk about diversity of experience
          • 4) Use own knowledge and link back to question

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