What was London life like in the 1660's?
Life was meek and disease and malnutrition were common. There was a great contrast between rich and poor. Most people were struggling to feed their families. Streets were dirty because all the sewage and rubbish had just been dumped there. The streets where very narrow and the houses close together.
The murder rate was high. About twice what it is now in New York City and five time the US national average.
The murder rate was high. About twice what it is now in New York City and five time the US national average.
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London was very different in 1600 than it is now... London was a very smelly place. There were different things that caused the smell for example the butchers would skin and gut animals and then throw unwanted bits and bobs in the river (which was right by the houses) and people also put all there… waste into the river, people also bathed in that river, washed their clothes and much much more. The smell in the street was very overpowering as you could imagine. Above the smell, London was a very dangerous place. So, people were living in danger everyday. The danger came from crowded city conditions, rabid crime in the poorest areas, (not unlike today). In then days you had pay for a doctor, so if you could afford a doctor he would probably 'bleed' you so that the evil spirits could escape from the system of your body. Most scholars believe that being doctored in those days often caused premature death. Infant mortality was very high; more infants died than lived. Women were always pregnant and large families were the normal. They kept having children because so many died in childhood because of all the diseases going round. And it was common for women to go through abortion because of unwanted babies. There was no such thing as a shopping mall or center, it was just the market. Ships would sail in with lots of goods and London dockworkers would straight away put the goods in the market. (MORE)
\n. \n Answer \n. \nI'm not an expert, but here's a short answer. It was grim and bleak. There were severe food shortages, with no one having enough to eat. Meat, milk, eggs, sugar and butter were almost impossible to get. Most children were sent to live with friends or relatives, sometimes ev…en strangers in the country where it was safer and there was more food. Bombs fell almost nightly, destroying portions of the city. Artificial lights were discouraged or shielded with thick, heavy black-out curtains because any light would help the German planes find targets. When the air raid siren went off, you had to run to a shelter and hide until the all clear. Sometimes it was most of the night, and you still had to go to work the next day. Simple items like new clothes and shoes were unavailable, because everything was needed for the war. Many upperclass women worked as nurses, mopping floors and emptying bedpans. Many lower-class women worked in munitions factories or stores, jobs formerly held by men, so the men could join the army. When the men returned, of course, it was considered unpatriotic for a woman to continue working.\n. \n. \n Answer \n. \nDespite all the difficulties, most people somehow coped. From what I've read and heard one of the biggest problems was lack of sleep. Some people slept on the platforms of the deep-level underground railway. Even with a sleeping bag that was uncomfortable. Then there were sometimes problems of hygiene before going to work the next morning. \nDuring the most intense phase of the blitz (from early September 1940 onwards) there were air-raids for 75 out 76 consecutive nights. (MORE)
Life back then was very difficult. There was this war(well kind of like a war) called the Great Depression. That means life was very hard back then you couldn't buy things and their was less money back then to
London was a very smelly place.There were different things that caused the smell for example the butchers would skin and gut animals and throw unwanted bits and bobs in the river [which was right by the houses] and people also put all there waste into the river. The smell in the street was very over…powering as you could imagine. . Above the smell some of the few things about cities, back then were that they were not safe places to live. So most people were in danger everyday. The danger came from crowded city conditions, rabid crime in the poorest areas, (not unlike today). . In then days you had pay for a doctor, so if you could afford a doctor he would probably 'bleed' you so that the evil spirits could escape from the system of your body. Most scholars believe that being doctored in those days often caused premature death. . Infant mortality was very high; more infants died than lived. Women were always pregnant and large families were the norm. They kept having children because so many died in childhood because of all the diseases going round. . There was no such thing as a shopping mall or center, it was just the market. Ships would sale in with lots of goods and London dockworkers would straight away put the goods in the market. (MORE)
Was cool. Petrol was cheaper. A room only needed a couple of power points. There wasn't an electrical gadget to do everything. When something broke it was repaired, not thrown away. When you got sick it took longer to get over it, because medicine wasn't as advanced. No internet so, the news papers… had complete control over what you were told. Drugs were only just starting to become part of the scene so you could leave your door unlocked with very little risk of being ripped off. Mothers looked after their kids, instead of being forced to neglect them, to feed an ever expanding economy. People didn't walk along the streets swearing and drunk, as in those days, you would get a punch in the mouth for that sort of behavior. In the developed countries, the sight of seeing children sleeping on the streets was basically unheard of. People were more idealistic. Even if most of this was the result of being blissfully unaware about what was really going on in the world around them, I must admit though, there was alot about the 1960's that was enjoyable. i have no idea! (MORE)
They had the inventions of the radio and television. It was a very safe time. And there where some bad parts to it.
London was a very filthy place to live in in the 1500s. There was urine every where. The streets where so smelly people carried oranges to keep the smell away. There were a lot of animal parts on the floor. Plus people treated the streets like the sewers and threw their waste on the street. The fami…lies were rather large. More infants died then lived because of the disease going around such as the plague even sometimes flu (influenza) killed people. They also threw a lot of junk in to the river. (MORE)
Answer . \nConstant bombing, children had to be evacuated by trains to foster homes. Better to read a diary or a book on this. Germans attacked London, i don't remember when though.
life in the 1930's stunk because of the depression am Glad i never lived back then!
Answer . It was like a old movie. they had dictators and rulers and other presidents. very strict presidents..
In the cities, children as young as 6 years old might work in a mill or factory, make deliveries for a storekeeper, be an apprentice, or be a servant. Children in rural areas worked on the farm. Boys chopped firewood, cared for the animals, hauled water, worked in the fields or orchards, and hunted …and trapped. Girls cooked, milked cows or goats, churned butter, collected eggs, cleaned, did laundry, sewed clothing for the family, and helped care for younger siblings and elderly family members. Children who were allowed to go to school went to school in a one room school house with one teacher for all the students. Lunch was brought from home in a tin pail. Students walked to school, even when school was 2 or 3 miles away. All day Sunday was spent at church or reading/studying the Bible at home. Families had lots of children, but many of them died young because of all the diseases such as typhoid, scarlet fever, or measles. Women were controlled by the men in their lives. A woman's sole purpose in life was to find a husband and have children. Women could not own property. (MORE)
In the 1940s life was fairly simple. Most women did not work out ofthe home and instead stayed home and took care of the household andchildren. Children had chores to do and respected their parents.Families ate dinner together and talked about their days. The PostOffice offered twice a day mail deli…very service. (MORE)
There was a extreme boundary between the rich and the poor.. There were dead bodies lying around the streets where homeless people died, but they had no relatives to have a funeral. The rich would simply ignore the dirt and grime and dead bodies around the streets and no one would speak about it. P…iles of rubbish would collect out on the streets, but was not cleaned up for a very long time.. There were alot of rich people. They wore big proud hats, clothing and even some wore silver buckled shoes. It was very different from the poor.. You could simply move out of the town and countryside would be at your feet.. London docks were very busy and popular at the time. There were fishingboats and merchant ships everywhere in the river. It was mostly used for business purposes. (MORE)
Victorian England changed life in the country by increasing themiddle class. Previously the wealth was mainly held by landedgentry and aristocrats. However, the factories as well as theprofessions produced wealthy middle class citizens who in manycases mimicked the aristocrats. However, while the li…fe of themiddle class improved, in many ways the life of the poor got evenworse. Housing was subpar, and children as young as six years old,worked in factories to help their families. Crime increased, andmany succumbed to vices such as drink, prostitution, domesticviolence and child abuse. (MORE)
Life when Shakespeare was around was not one of the best of timesto be alive. Things were very tough and not so easy. People werestruggling for money and had to live in mostly 1 room unless youwere very rich, and then you would have maybe more than1 room, butit was not much easier when you were rich…, things were stilltough.and everyone sucked dick, yes even the men (MORE)
The monarchy is restored in 1660, commencing the EnglishRestoration. Charles II arrived in London to assume the throne onMay 29th.
Socialist. All the rubbish that the students came up with in the 60's became the law of the land in the 70's.
There are many dangers about working in the factories. Life was dangerous in the factories because a big powerful wheel was spinning very powerfully and fastly without stopping. They were getting very low pay.If they gave me very low pay because they used the rest for the rent and themselves ,then y…es I would go on strike.Iwould try to change things because I would want less work hours and more pay.Some people get minor cuts in the factories.THE END!!!by samantha carol ,S.C.M. (MORE)
Except for the very wealthy, life was very hard for Victorians. And even the wealthy had to slog through muddy, disgusting roads, step over animal droppings on the sidewalks, utilize rather primitive sanitary devices, and suffer from uncertain heating and nonexistent cooling.. But if you were not w…ealthy, you worked wherever you could. After contending with the trials above just to get to work (or to church or entertainments), you might sit on a high stool all day and make 'fair copies' of legal documents or enter figures in a column. You probably walked to and from work, unless you could occasionally afford to take the omnibus.. Women couldn't work at all, except in a very few areas, like factories (if you were lower class), and then only after the advent of the Industrial Age. Nursing would continue to be a undesirable profession in most people's minds, carried on only by prostitutes and addicts, until Florence Nightingale made it respectable late in the century.. The Industrial Revolution (a fascinating period of the Victorian Age) brought to an end many cottage industries and hand-made goods that could now be produced on machines much more cheaply, and put many farmers and land laborers out of work and into outright poverty and the work house. (MORE)
The River Thames was full of waste. However, many people relied on the river for bathing, washing clothes and drinking from it causing many diseases, mostly cholera and typhoid. London was very crowded so the streets were full of homelessness and crime. Only the rich could afford a doctor who would …'bleed' them to release all of the bad spirits, often causing premature death. More infants died then lived, so women kept having more children in the hope that some would make it to adulthood. Ships would sail into big ports bringing a lot of supplies which would be sold in markets. The streets were narrow and the houses were close together. (MORE)
Well, Life in London during the Renaissance was About the same as it had been in The Middle Ages, there were still no hygenal morals and no sense of class, or manners!. Written By: Lorelei Jacobson:)
marriges were usually arranged for 'higher class' familys the entertainment was such as jousting, dancing, poetry, dramatic performances, hunting, horse riding, concerts, and rarely, fireworks. your living conditions depended on your wealth & so did education.
in 1960's was different then now,in 60's there was around rock and roll and Elvis Presley.
It was a difficult time for many people, mostly poor people and women because they didnt have any legal rights. Women could not own property or vote, and poor people didnt have any legal protection, most lived in poverty, or lived in unsuitable conditions in work houses. Many familys that ended up i…n debt went to the work house, but they were split up. Children were made to work in dangerous conditions and many of them had no education. This time was just before the chartist movement, which campaigned for these people to have rights, so in political terms, everything was uneasy. This was a time when equality barely existed. But for the fortunate wealthy people, life couldn't be better, most had stately homes and country parks, were educated, fashionable etc... although they were worried about the unwealthy gaining the upper hand. (MORE)
Very difficult trying to win a war alone. Crowded, polluted atmosphere, poor healthcare until the National Health Service was introduced in 1948.
Great! London is a crowded, fast and huge bustling city. Essentially ithas everything: entertainment, history, shops, theatres, clubs andpubs, multiculture and great parks. On the negative side, during rush-hour times it is simply toocrowded and the weather is dodgy. Crime is on its way up, but I …donot think its as bad as the media makes out - there is not much,but it is advisable to use zip pockets for valuables! (MORE)
It was boring, all people did was make children. that was why there was a high death rate.. i do not know tbh... but i have to say 'takee mee homee la la takee mee homee la la... takee mee homeeeeeeeee ! x. iluwamh. xx. it stank lots & lots & lots & lots & lots &lots & (deep breath) llllllllll…lllllllllllllllllllllllooooooooooooooooooooooooooottttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttssssssssssssssssss! (MORE)
Like most other periods of time there are pros and cons, good points and not so good points. Compared to the technology we enjoy in the 21st century, 19th century London was almost primitive, especially the first half of the century. People worked hard, raised their families, enjoyed museums and art… galleries, took an occational vacation, and eventually grew older and died. Our modes of transportation have changed from horse and buggy to 3 or 4 cars per family but people are basically still the same. (MORE)
not easy very hard because you carnt be lazy like we are now days .
stinky because people would have "chambers" that they would do their "buisness" in and after they were done they would throw it all on the street.... also because of the heads on the bridge.....
Rather spartan and very brutal at times..... You would live to an age of 30-40 if you were lucky. you would have probaby lived in a small hut with your immediate family. you may have grown a crop if you were fortunate enough. Your family would have lived within a small village, much like today, but …everyone worked together much better for the betterment of the village people. Medicine was hard to come by and you would get sick easy.... many people would die of flu and minor wounds due to bacteria. What else? hmm. on the plus side, life would be much more simple thn today, you would go hunting, fishing, grown your crops and harvest them, to feed your family, participate in ancient sports activities like wrestling, sword fights (europe) and even puch-ups for fun! to see the toughest man in the village. The women would cook in or near the huts and dinner would be servd with family and fellow village people in many cases, you would eat with your hands usually, and just slop it down as fast as you could as the men burned energy hunting and fighting off intruders. Not to forget most families would have had a horse or a few horses. Clothing would have been very basic, footwear would have been leather, clothing would have been dirty more often than not. The list goes on & on, and also varies drastically, from country to country, i am writing about western europe here mainly (england) Lfe was far tougher for folks back then, wars, harsh laws, but it would have been a life well lived and not taken for granted what so ever! (MORE)
If I can edit this then anyone can. How stupid are websites like Answers.com and wikipedia if idiots like me can edit them? They aren't reliable!! How do you know that the answer hasn't been completely changed? I've changed this one very easily. So go use a reliable source like the BBC! Thick people… go here. I hope you aren't one of them -_- LOL i agree with this guy. (MORE)
I don't think that they were as close as London and Mattie were (even though they had their many disagreements as well). I don't think they disliked her, but I'm not sure they knew what to make of her attitude at times. They were friends, but not very close friends.
Hard! Dealing with the Great Depression as well as the dust storms made for a rough time for Americans during the 1930's.
Polluted The coal smoke mixed with the natural fog to make a horrible smog that was only cleared by the constant rains
it's so beautiful! it's a lot like new york city in parts, but more charming and historical. if you like museums, there's like a million to go to and they're all free. the tube is so convenient and easy as well. if you get the chance, go to kew gardens. the town is lovely and the gardens are INCREDI…BLE. Overcrowded (MORE)
Prison conditions were finally improving in London in the 1840s.Prisoners awaiting death were fed better food than they had been inthe past, and were allowed to have visitors, something they didn'tget before. Also, the death penalty was no longer issued as asentence for small crimes such as pickpock…eting. (MORE)
People would deposit their waste out of their bedroom windows and on to the streets, that's why the place smelt so bad. (you were unlucky if it landed on you! lol)
Life was getting more advanced. Gas lights were being used to light up London streets and horse drawn buses were used.
Also, life for those living in poverty was very hard, but life for the wealthy was very nice and at-ease.
life was like hard for people who was ruled by Britain because they have to pay for the stamp called the stamp act and no one liked it
cold, dark and not the best for everyone in the royal family at some stages. But for the prisoners it was like living in a better versions of their own homes...
women were know as the weaker sex and therefor had to obey theirhusbands as men were dominant.
It was a decade of strikes - postal workers, miners and dustmen. It ended with the 'winter of discontent' in 1979 when ITV went off the air for five months. A three-day week was imposed during February 1972 to save on electricity at the start of the miners strike. During the summer of 1976 the weath…er turned so dry that water supplies reached critical low levels. In 1977, the whole nation celebrated the Queen's Silver Jubilee with street parties. (MORE)
life before 1660 was awful many people died at young age and there was little food for may families and also many little children died young
The traditionally wealthy greatly feared the Sixties, as it was a time of social rebellion and questioning of norms. It was a good time to be a pop millionaire.
the awnser is simple and i cant awnser it because im to lazy and cant be bothered
It was very upsetting for children and adults because adults had to send their children to the country side and children had to stay their for a long time. Children had to live with other people and most of them would get sick because they've never been to the country side . Adults and Children sent… letters to say how much they miss them. They wore gas masks. Adults had to fight in the war even when they weren't trained. Olderly people were taken away. I'm only 9 and I would know how it would be to be taken away from my family. (MORE)
On the date of answering this question (Thursday 25th July, 2013),the weather is quite warm and sunny with a few clouds and awesterly wind.
London has once of the oldest police forces in the world, by the1880's it had a large uniformed section divided into 20 divisionseach for a London bourgh. These officers wore classic "Bobbie" blueuniforms and helmets and conducted foot and mounted patrols basedin Police Stations built for the purpos…e. These officers could bearmed and, especially in the outer bourghs, often carriedrevolvers, issued to the stations and handed out as needed. Theyalso carried a billy club and a whistle from summoning help. Thesemen mostly served to "keep the peace" and act as what we would nowcall "first responders" There was the recently reformed "Criminal Investigation Department"which was a plain clothed detective unit for solving crimes whichweren't as simple as catching a thief in the act. These men werecontrolled centrally but posted out to the stations. CID is stillthe "detective branch" of British police forces today. There was also the "Special Irish Branch" which dropped the Irishin 1888, this is a political police force set up to deal with thegrowing threat of Irish terroism. They served as the legalenforcement arm of the British intelligence services and workedundercover and through informers to break up plots and terroristcells and other "threats to the state". All in the Met or "Scotland Yard" as it was mostly called in thisperiod had around 12-14,000 Officers of all ranks and types splitover the 20 divisions. In addition the seperate "City of London" police which hadresponsibility for the very central "square mile" of London hadaround 1000 officers across six stations. The officers were getting more professional, the CID had just beenreformed after a scandle involving corrupt detectives and the beatofficers were trained in how to act in various situations and given"Company Drill". Around 10% of the force were former Army, about 1%Irish or Scots the rest mainly from London or surrounds. Each constable would walk a "beat" at day or night to stop trouble.The Sergeants would check up on them or provide backup. The beatswere close enough that whistles could summon aid from nearbyconstables. CID Detectives solved on going cases and the SpecialBranch stalked subversives through the foggy streets.... (MORE)