Bathing, while not unknown, is infrequent, and the majority of those you meet will pay little attention to personal hygiene.
With primitive sanitation and high population density, disease is common.
Due to the Papal origin of the new calendar, it was regarded with suspicion by the Protestant English.
The Old Julian Calendar was ten days behind the Gregorian in 1582, and to most reckonings, New Year's day was not on January first, but on March 25th.
With her great energy and intellectual curiosity, her court became the center stage in the development of the Renaissance, a cultural movement involving the rebirth of classical thinking and the arts that had been occurring in Europe for over a century.
Though Elizabeth firmly believed in many rigid social structures from the past, her reign brought about a cultural revolution in England, giving rise to new views on human nature and the seemingly unlimited potential of human reason and spirit.
A simple question, but one that's almost impossible to answer.
Records from that period are scarce, difficult to decipher and were little regulated.
Though she never traveled beyond southern England, she spoke six languages fluently and conversed easily with foreign dignitaries.Almost all parish records have been collated in the Norfolk Record Office and many have been transcribed and made available by a host of kind enthusiasts – far more than in most counties.: As there were no rules as to how baptism entries should be set out, they vary widely from parish to parish.Court members included household staff, such as cooks and bakers, and the highest statesmen in England, including the Privy Council, a powerful group of nineteen (later fourteen) advisors and administrators who carried out most of the day-to-day governing of the kingdom.At court one would usually also find many visiting dignitaries (people of high rank or importance), both foreign and English, and their attendants.