Tudor Homes

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TUDOR HOMES
By Chloe Sutter, Stephen Davidson and Bailey Manning.
TUDOR HOMES
The Tudor period lasted for over 100 years, from 1485 to 1603. This was
an exciting time in history. There are many differences in Tudor lives to
ours today.
There were big differences in the homes of the poor and rich in Tudor
times. Read on to find out about how Tudor houses were made, how
many people lived in a typical Tudor home and how they were decorated
inside.
WHAT WERE TUDOR
HOMES LIKE?
Tudor houses were made in many different ways. Rich houses were
built using wooden timber, which had been coated in black tar to stop
the wood from rotting. Wealthy Tudor homes had open fires, large
kitchens and servants. They also had large wooden furniture. Candles
were used as lights as they had no electricity.
WHAT WERE TUDOR
HOUSES LIKE INSIDE?
Rich Tudors were the first to have chimneys to take smoke out of their
homes. Even though they were rich living was still very uncomfortable
because they had no toilet, no tap water and not much furniture. Children
had to sit on a wooden stools while the master of the house might have
sat on an armchair.
HOW WERE TUDOR
HOMES MADE?
In Tudor times, mansions were built out of stone
or brick. Other houses were made out of timber.
These houses had walls made out of wattle and daub or clay and rubble.
Houses in the towns were built upwards instead of outwards to save
Space. However building homes close together was unhygienic because all
the dirty water was thrown out of the windows.
HOMES OF THE RICH
The rich Tudors homes were larger than the poor Tudors. They also
had fireplaces to keep them warm. Rich Tudors homes had large
carved wooden furniture and used candles to see at night.
HOMES OF THE POOR
Poor people lived in one small room with a big hole for a window.
They only had straw and a blanket to keep themselves warm at night.
Poor Tudors did not have chimneys so they had fireplaces in the
centre of the floor.
CONCLUSION
To conclude, Tudor homes were very different to our homes today.
There was no electricity, poor Tudor homes had no running water and
sanitation and lived in only one room. However, wealthy Tudors lived
in elaborate, magnificent homes with carved furniture. We are very
lucky today with the way we live.
Would you have wanted to live as a Tudor?

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