WALT - to use inventories to identify characteristic features of different types of people in Tudor times. - to draw conclusions about life in Tudor times from different sources of information. - know that there are different ways of interpreting the same information.
WILF - summarise differences between the homes of two different people living in Tudor times - use evidence in inventories to make inferences about peoples lifestyles
Inventories Inventories were using in Tudor times to record all the items a person owned when they died. They showed the value of each item and gave a total value at the end. This can be used to show if a person was rich or poor. An inventory can also show us facts linking us to facts about a persons lives
Look at the following inventories. Which one do you think is one of a rich person and which is on of a poor person? What makes you suggest this?
Inventory of William Robinson, a farm worker. Died in 1600 Money and clothes20s In the living room 2 brass pots,2 small pans cauldron 18s 8 pewter dishes, 3 salt cellars, 3 candles sticks7s a cupboard6s 8d A table, a forum, a plank, a chair 2 stools, 2s8d a milk churn, 6 bowls, 2 barrels a poker, a spit, iron reckons attached to a gallow balk 2s In the Parlour 2 cows£4 3s 4d A young pig3s A cockerel and 2 hens12d In the Chamber A bed, a wash tub and warming pan.3s A covering for a feather mattress17s 6 pillows, 5 blankets, 5 pillow cases, 2 napkins6s 8d 4 chests5s ------------------------ - Total£8 18s 8d
Inventory of Richard Arnold, a yeomans son. Died in 1598 2 jerkins3s 2 Dublets10s one pair of hose and stockings5s 2 shirts6s 8d 1 hat 3s 1 pair of shoes3s ------------------------ - Total35s 8d
Compare both Inventories look at which is for a rich person and which is a poor person? Using text books and work youve done over the previous weeks create an inventory for a Tudor person. Remember to use Pounds, Shilling and pence when considering money. Only use items used during Tudor times.