2WeaponsBy the end of the Elizabethan era, the medieval feud system has ended. Nobles were not expected to provide trained soldiers that would fight for the queen and country. The musket has been introduced but traditional medieval weapons are mostly used.
3Rapier Light weight and easier to use than the heaver cutting sword Used for fencingUsed up to the introduction of the firearm
19FirearmsIntroduced around 1520Commonly used by the end of the 1500’s
20HuntingThis was a very popular sport enjoyed by the upper classes and nobility. The sport had always been enjoyed by the nobility. It was also used as training for war because of the tracking skills, the use of weapons used, the horsemanship, and the courage that were all required for the sport. It was viewed more as a sport in the Elizabethan era. Both men and women took part in the event. Many of the animals found in England were hunted. There were different types of hunts that were more suited for men than women or the opposite.
21“At Force” HuntingIt was the most strenuous form of hunting. The hunts were designed for fit, young, and very active men. The hunt was set up into teams. The hunters often used dogs in the hunts. Wild boar were a choice prey for this hunt. The teams would chase the game to the point of near exhaustion or would corner the animal and kill it.
22“Bow and Stable” Hunting This type of hunt was less strenuous. The hunts were designed for men or less active, or infirm, men active men. This type of hunt was done on horseback using a bow as the main weapon. Dogs accompanied the hunters so they could drive the prey into a enclosed space where the hunters could kill the animal. Deer were usually the main animal hunted in this type of hunt.
23Prey of the Hunt Stag Hunt with the aid of dogs Suitable prey for “Bow and Stable” huntUse bow and arrowsDeer, Hart, RoebuckUsually hunted with the aid of dogsUse bows and arrowsBoarUse very long spears in order to stay away from tusksSuitable prey for “At Force" huntFoxUsually hunted by chasing them with dogs and letting the dogs tear the fox apart.Rarely hunted for food
24Prey of the Hunt 2. Rabbits Usually hunted by sending trained dog or ferrets don the burrowOttersUsually hunted with dogsHunted for sport not foodGame BirdsUsually hunted with dogs to chase them into taking off then with bow shoot them downDogs fetch the corpses backSuitable for “Bow and Stable” hunt
25Hunting LawsOnly monarch or his servants hunted in royal forests. The forests of England were normally owned be the reigning monarch. In Elizabethan times, there were an estimated sixty nine royal forests. Permission to hunt in forests could also be gained by the granting of a royal licence.
26Punishment for breaking Elizabethan Hunting Laws The strict Forest Laws reserved rights of hunting to the ruling class were hated and resented by the lower classes. Peasants accused of poaching were liable to hanging, castration, blinding or being sewn into a deerskin and then hunted down by ferocious dogs.
27Works Cited http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/elizabethan-hunting.htm Pictures form google.com