Life in London in the 1600's

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Have you ever wondered what it was like to live in London in the 1600 's? What did people learn? What kind of jobs did they do? I know you probably don 't ever think about that, but maybe this presentation will leave you to walk away wondering: How could they live like that?!! Let 's start with where we would be as children in London. The boys would be at a school getting a public education; the girls would be at home getting a private education from a tutor. Although a girl 's education would usually include reading and arithmetic, most of her schooling was learning how to become a proper lady. If you were wealthy though, girl or boy, you would have a private tutor at your home with a more broad range of topics. There are three main…show more content…
You might think that being a servant isn 't too bad, but most servants only make two to five pounds a year. This brings me to the topic of money. All of the coins are silver or gold. There is no paper money. You cannot have, for example, a five pound note. The basic denominations of money are pounds, shillings, and pence. Twelve pence make a shilling, and twenty shillings make a pound. A sovereign is a gold coin worth one pound. Pounds weren 't invented until after 1583. The angel is one of the most common gold coins. The angel is worth ten shillings or half a pound. The crown is the most common coin. It is worth five shillings, and can be made of either gold or silver. Half a crown is worth is worth two shillings and six pence, sometimes called two and six. The shilling is a silver coin worth twelve pence. The sixpence is a silver coin worth sixpence. A groat is a silver coin worth four pence. The penny is a silver coin worth one pence but not called one pence. A coin worth two pence is called tuppence. A half penny is called a ha '-penny. The farthing is a quarter penny fragment so small that it was only in circulation at times when money was low. Now that we know about how the money works, let 's talk about spending money. Money back then bought a lot more than it does now. Don 't substitute pounds for dollars; try substituting as little as shillings or pennies for dollars. Twenty pounds for a pair of gloves means
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