Saturday, November 19, 2005

Question from Charlie - Poor children in Tudor times

I have to do this project at school and I need to find out about Poor Children in Tudor Times. Only I can't find anything. Can u help me?
I need to know stuff like Did they go to school.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charlie, there is a new book out called "Elizabeth's London" that will have the information you are looking for. The entire book is about the lives of ordinary people in 16th Century and there is a chapter on education and raising children. I am sorry to say I was in a hurry to return my copy to the library and did not read that chapter. Your public library probably also has a copy of the book. Good luck!

November 20, 2005 10:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only the boys go to school

November 21, 2005 8:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes but only the rich boys. the poor kids wud definantly not have gone to school!!

November 21, 2005 12:32 PM  
Anonymous Queen Waffle said...

Yes, and school started at about 6 in the morning, then lasted till about 5! how awful!

October 03, 2006 12:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Charlie! I have to do the same project and what you can do to take up space is wirte about rich children and compare their lives to the lives of the poor. Thats what i did and i got a 1A! Also go down to your local library, they could have some books on it. :)

December 10, 2006 6:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey charley,
did you know that poor children had to work in the fields at the age of four! glad im not der

December 18, 2006 10:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

poor didn't go to school

October 24, 2007 12:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

charlie rich chidren would go to school because they could afford it and the poor children had to go and work usually they would go and clean the peoples chimney for a couple of grotes (pennies) and then give their money away to theire parents to get food but that is a whole different subject

December 18, 2007 11:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not many children went to school in Tudor times. Those that did go were mainly the sons of wealthy or working families who could afford to pay the attendance fee. Boys began school at the age of 4 and moved to grammar school when they were 7. Girls were either kept at home by their parents to help with housework or sent out to work to bring money in for the family.

Boys were educated for work and the girls for marriage and running a household. The wealthiest families hired a tutor to teach the boys at home.

November 28, 2008 2:04 PM  

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