Occupations of the Elizabethan Era

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					Occupations of the
 Elizabethan Era
     By Susan Frame
Occupations during the Elizabethan Era
varied from selling goods at the
marketplace to entertaining the queen.
Work could be found almost anywhere
because there was so much to get done.
With advancement in knowledge and
technology, work over the years has
   Making and selling goods (clothing,
    weapons, food, etc.)
   Working at the: house, castle, and
   Entertainment (street performers, jester)
   Teaching
   Healing others (doctors)
    Candle makers:
 Also known as chandlers
 Make and sell candles

 Since there was no electricity,
  candle makers were important
  for providing a source of light.
Clothing/Cloth Occupations
   Mercer- sells cloths and silks

   Tailor- makes and repairs clothing

   Spinster- spins yarn

   Weaver- Weaves cloth
   Fletcher- makes arrows

   Bowyer- makes bows used in archery

   Bladesmith- sword and knife maker

   Blacksmith- make and repair
    weapons and armor
Shoe Making
   Shoe makers during the Elizabethan Era
    were known as cordwainers or cobblers.
   Shoes were generally made of leather,
    wood, or other plant materials.
   Baker- makes and sells cakes and breads
   Flesher- Butcher
   Monger- Usually a dealer of food
    (vegetables, fruits, meat, eggs, and fish)
    - cheese monger         - haymonger
    - costermonger           - iron monger
    - garlekmonger
The help

 It was ordinary to find many servants in
 wealthy families during the Elizabethan
 period. The common name for a household
 servant was a domestic. A household might
 also have a cook and a foot man (servant
 who runs errands). Tutors were also
 brought in to educate their children.
The doctors that a patient might have in the
Elizabethan era depended on their class and
how much money they had.
 Elizabethan physician

 Elizabethan surgeons

 Barbers

 Apothocary
The Elizabethan era provided a variety of
occupations for daily needs and wants.
Most of them are very similar to our
everyday jobs. And because of new
inventions and discoveries we have
become more skilled and productive in our
lives with what we have learned.