Tudor England was a farming society. Most of the population (over 90 %) lived in small villages and made their living from farming. Under Tudor rule England became a more peaceful and richer place. Towns grew larger and the mining of coal, tin and lead became very popular
There were none of the comforts we have today. Water was collected from village pumps, wells or streams but was often polluted.
Toilets were called ‘Privies’ and were not very private at all. They were often just a piece of wood over a bowl or a hole in the ground.