How did people do ordinary things in Elizabethan England? During the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603), England was still a small and untested country, fighting for its place among the European nations. It was guided by strict laws and customs that dictated how a person lived, worked, and worshiped. There were even laws that determined what kind of clothes people could wear! Find out about the sometimes treacherous life in the queen's court, how the navy defeated invaders, and what kind of witch you'd visit if you were suffering from a cold. Discover how Elizabethan farming, shopping, building, bathing, and holidays compare to those of today. Life may have been a little smellier back thenbut was it all that different?