Why do Tudor houses overhang the street?

Why do Tudor houses overhang the street?

I can't answer for the castle, but the houses you pictured are made in the Tudor style. The overhang is called a jetty, and the technique jettying. It helps increase the amount of available space without obstructing the street, and provides cover from bad weather.

What was the worst Tudor punishment?

The worst punishments were reserved for the most serious crimes. Executions, such as beheading, being hung, drawn and quartered or being burnt at the stake were punishments for people guilty of treason (crimes against the king) or heresy (following the wrong religion).

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How were children treated in Tudor times?

In Tudor times, childhood was often unpleasant and short-lived. It was commonly believed that physical punishment was an important part of bringing up children, both at home and at school. Adulthood came early. Noble girls could be married as early as 12 and boys at 14.

What did poor children do in Tudor times?

Many poor people lives lived in villages doing farm work or making cloth in their own homes for very little pay. They worked six days a week and only had holy days and public holidays off work. When the harvest failed it was tempting for poor people to steal food.

What did they eat in Tudor times?

Three-quarters (75%) of the rich Tudor diet was made up of meat such as oxen, deer, calves, pigs, badger or wild boar. Birds were also eaten, such as chicken, pigeons, sparrows, heron, crane, pheasant, woodcock, partridge, blackbirds and peacocks.

What was Henry VIII Favourite food?

There is plenty of evidence that Henry VIII loved fruit. Cherries and strawberries were particular favourites, which he enjoyed raw, while most other fruit (apples, pears, plums, damsons, peaches and later in his reign, apricots) were eaten cooked in pies, tarts, jellies or preserves (stewed).

What vegetables did poor Tudors eat?

Vegetables which grew underground, (such as carrots and parsnips), were only considered fit for the poor. Only vegetables such as onions, garlic and leeks (which grew above the ground) were eaten by the King and other rich people! Meat was very important to the Tudor diet.

What was the most popular food in Tudor times?

Meat and game were extremely popular. Veal, venison and wild boar were the most prized meats but, on the table, there may also have been oxen, ham, lamb, mutton, beef and game (such as hare or rabbit). A wide range of wild fowl was eaten along with pidgeon and, at a feast, pheasant, partridge and even peacock.

What did Rich Tudors eat for dessert?

The Tudors were also fond of desserts (if they could afford them). The rich ate preserved fruit, gingerbread, sugared almonds and jelly. However in the 16th century sugar was very expensive so most people used honey to sweeten their food. Marzipan was eaten in England from the Middle Ages.

What did Rich Tudor ladies wear?

Rich ladies wore padded skirts held up with loops. Over these went bodices and colourful floor-length gowns. Rich men wore white silk shirts, frilled at the neck and wrists. Over this they wore a doublet (a bit like a tight-fitting jacket), and close-fitting striped trousers (called hose).

What did Tudor sailors eat and drink?

Tudor Sailors lived mostly on salted beef, salted fish and ship's biscuits. They had meat four days a week and fish on the other three. We know the crew ate other foods like cheese and butter, but we didn't find any on the Mary Rose.