Renaissance, The Elizabethan World

Explore the world of Elizabethan England. Includes information on…

  • Life At Court
  • Heraldry
  • Sumptuary Laws
  • Treason Trial
  • Book of Orders And Rules

On example of the use of source documents is with Sumptuary laws. In Elizabethan England, these laws attempted to restrict the sumptuousness of dress in order to curb extravagance, protect fortunes, and make clear the necessary and appropriate distinctions between levels of society. An instance where viewing one document (“show me”) can have more impact than a 1/2 hour lecture (“tell me”).

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