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Life In London In The 1600's

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Have you ever wondered what it was like to live in London in the 1600's? What did people learn? What kind of jobs did they do? I know you probably don't ever think about that, but maybe this presentation will leave you to walk away wondering: How could they live like that?!!Let's start with where we would be as children in London. The boys would be at a school getting a public education; the girls would be at home getting a private education from a tutor. Although a girl's education would usually include reading and arithmetic, most of her schooling was learning how to become a proper lady. If you were wealthy though, girl or boy, you would have a private tutor at your home with a more broad range of topics. There are three main courses of public education. The first and most elementary is called petty school. In petty school you learn to read and write in English and do basic math. Petty school is mainly just to prepare you for grammar school. Grammar school is the next level of schooling. The main thing in grammar school is the study of Latin grammar. You go to grammar school to prepare yourself for the university, where courses are conducted in Latin. The reason there is so much focus on Latin is because if you wish to go anywhere in your life, you have to know Latin well. Latin is spoken as the language of international affairs; to trade your goods in your job you must know how to speak the language the traders are speaking.Speaking of jobs, let's go on to what the adults are doing. You could work in town selling your goods, or you could work as a servant for a family or on a family's staff. Here are some jobs you could be in town: a mercer, who runs the local fabric shop; a draper, who deals cloth wholesale and sells some ready made garments and some dry goods; or a stapler who buys and sells raw wool, silk and linen. Some other jobs you could have are a book seller, a hatter, a tailor, a seamstress, a fletcher, who works with arrows, a bowyer who works with bows, a farrier who works with horse shoes, a blacksmith who does other work with iron, a limner who makes portraits, a lawyer who offer legal services, a barber surgeon which is the same as a dentist, or an apothecary who deals with drugs, medicine, etc.. If you were a rich person, you would have a staff of servants working at your house. You would probably have a tutor who would educate your children, a nurse who would take care of infants and young children, a factor who would do business for you in London or elsewhere, a steward who oversees the running of your estate, a wet nurse who would breast feed your baby, and a man of business who is your accountant and looks after your investments.Let's talk a little bit about servants. Most of the servants in a house are men. Grooms are general household serving men, grooms of the stable, grooms of the chamber, etc. Females who do the same thing are called maids, or serving maids; maids of the kitchen, maids of the chamber, etc. Then there...

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