Men in the Elizabethan era

Jobs and Occupations

Some of the jobs and occupations of the men in the Elizabethan era are a bottler, a chaplain, an apothecary, a laborer, a merchant, and a Spinster.

Role in the House

The men of Elizabethan England had all the authority, were expected to be the head of the family, and expected to be obeyed.  Women were raised to believe that they were inferior to men.  Men would have to guide the female members of their family and, in the case of high class people, arrange marriages for their sons and daughters.

Men in Different Classes

The monarch as the highest, the nobility as second rank, the gentry as third, merchants as fourth, yeomanry as fifth and laborers as sixth.


Boys were educated to be literate members of society. Teaching techniques relied heavily on memorization and recitation. The language of literacy throughout Europe was Latin, and students were expected to be proficient in it.

The Way They Dressed

Elizabethan Clothing & Fashion for men varied according to whether they were a member of the Nobility, Upper Class or one of the poor, working class. But whether a man was wealthy or poor he was not allowed to wear whatever he liked... He could be richer than a Duke but if he did not have an equivalent title he was not allowed to wear clothes made of the same fabric or even of the same color.

Men Who Made History

Galileo Galilei

A famous scientist who was punished by the church for publishing something that went against Catholic religion.

King Henry VIII

The King of England from 1509 until his death in 1547. He was Lord, and later assumed the Kingship, of Ireland, and continued the nominal claim by English monarchs to the Kingdom of France.

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