Entertainment in Elizabethan England The Elizabethan England was the time for the advancement of commerce and the advancement of the arts. It was also a period of a well-organized and a very effective government. A time associated with Queen Elizabeth I (1558–1603),it's considered the “gold age” in Englih history.
Elisabethan life Daily life in Elizabethan England varied according to status and location. It was the time of the Renaissance - new ideas in science and literature and all aspects of Elizabethan Daily life. Information and facts regarding, education, religion, the monarchy, Career Opportunities, Leisure, the Movement from Country life to Town life and the New World all of which effected Elizabethan Daily life.
The games that the people in this time played are numerous. In fact games, the sports and entertainment was varied and helped people of the era relaxed a bit when work was over.
These categories are the card games , the board games , the dice games , the sporting games and the children's games .
Card Games Card came from Egypt and began to be popular around 1460 in England.Cards were not played only by the upper class. Many of the lower classes had access to playing cards.The object of the game is to win either three or five tricks or to prevent another player from doing so.The winner of three tricks wins the pot.
Elizabethan Bear & Bull Baiting Bull baiting had been introduced to England during the Medieval period of the 1200's - nearly every town in Elizabethan England boasted a Bull and Bear baiting ring. Seen as a great sporting and gambling event it was patronised by all classes of Elizabethans including the Queen, courtiers and foreign ambassadors. Vast amounts of money were waged on the outcome of the these contests.