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Tudor Rich Poor 9

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Tudor Rich Poor 9

  1. 1. History at Key Stage 2 Unit 8: What were the differences between the lives of rich and poor people in Tudor times?
  2. 2. Unit 8: The lives of rich and poor people in Tudor times 2000 1800 1600 1400 1200 1000 800 600 400 200 0 200 BC AD Jesus Christ 1666: The Great Fire of London 1999-2003 Year3/4/5 were born. 790-1060s: The Viking Age 1485-1603: The Tudors
  3. 3. Unit 8: The lives of rich and poor people in Tudor times Can you match the people to their houses?
  4. 4. Unit 8: The lives of rich and poor people in Tudor times What was different about rich and poor people in Tudor times? Rich people would have lived in big houses. Glass was very expensive, so rich people would often have a lot of windows in their houses to show how much money they had They could afford more expensive clothes and usually didn’t have to go to work. They would make money from selling crops from land which they owned. The crops would be grown by farmers who were allowed to live on the land in exchange.
  5. 5. Unit 8: The lives of rich and poor people in Tudor times What was different about rich and poor people in Tudor times? Poor people had to work for a living. If they were farmers, they wouldn’t get paid, but the owner of the land would allow them to live there for free. They had to grow or hunt all their own food. They had to begin work at sunrise and work until sunset. Poor people lived in small cramped houses often with damp inside. Their houses belonged to the landowner so if they lost their job they would also become homeless.
  6. 6. Unit 8: The lives of rich and poor people in Tudor times Which of these pictures show rich people? Which show poor people? Explain why you made the choices you did.
  7. 7. Unit 8: The lives of rich and poor people in Tudor times What can inventories tell us about the lives of people at this time? Can you read either of these Tudor inventories?
  8. 8. Unit 8: The lives of rich and poor people in Tudor times What was life like for poor people in Tudor times? Homeless people or beggars could be punished by being whipped or put in the stocks. In the past, poor people who had no way of making a living were looked after by nuns or monks. However, after the monasteries had been closed by Henry VIII people had nowhere to go. Some rich people donated money to build almshouses where poor people in need of help could go.
  9. 9. Unit 8: The lives of rich and poor people in Tudor times What was life like for poor people in Tudor times? The poor should get jobs so that they can earn their keep. If they choose not to work then they should be punished . It’s not safe to have vagrants and beggars wandering the streets. I’d like to work but there are very few jobs . It’s not my fault. Why should I be locked up? The rich should use some of their money to help people like me. They’ve got more than enough to go around. Do you think the rich people might have been afraid of the poor? Why might this be the case?
  10. 10. Unit 8: The lives of rich and poor people in Tudor times Differences between rich and poor people in Tudor times Large, comfortable, nice furniture, glass windows Small, dark, often damp, very little furniture A wide variety of foods- few vegetables though Only ate the food they could produce themselves Comfortable expensive clothing and jewellery Only one or two sets of clothes made from cheap fabrics Lots of sports, hunting, jousting, tennis Some games like football, but not usually much spare time Could afford doctors and better living conditions Bad living conditions and dirty water led to bad health Health Leisure Clothes Food Houses Poor Rich

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