If You Were Me and Lived in…Elizabethan England
Carole P. Roman
Reviewed by Paola Belloso (age 9) for Reader Views (01/17)
“If you Were Me and Lived in…Elizabethan England” by Carole P. Roman, takes place in London in the year 1600. This time was called the Elizabethan Age in history because it took place when Elizabeth I was the queen. If you lived in this time, you would have been going through a lot of changes that helped the country to become a superpower. They were many people who got rich and many others had to work hard to survive. Artists and poets were paid to paint and write literature and poetry. You would have lived in a city that only had a bridge. The streets were narrow and the trash was thrown out the window. There was no light so imagine horses, trash, and no lights. Also, you would eat twice a day, and you could only eat meat on Fridays and Saturdays. The rest of the days would be fish to support the fish industry. Sugar was very expensive because it was imported, so you would sweeten with honey or with fruits.
Your brothers would wear dresses like you until they were old enough to wear pants and there was a law that you could only use some colors. You would wear several layers and heavy socks all year long. Girls would stay home learning manners and praying, and boys would go to school if they were the oldest.
"If You Were Me and Lived in…Elizabethan England" by Carole P. Roman was another good reading experience for me. I enjoyed learning about this period in history.