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Queen Elizabeth 1 once said, “I do not so much rejoice that God hath made me to be a Queen, as to be a Queen over so thankful a people.” The previous quote comes from Queen Elizabeth 1 ‘s Golden Speech. It was the last speech she ever gave to Parliament before she died. The Elizabethan Era had a verity different entertainments, delicious food and drinks, and beautiful clothing.               To begin, entertainment was very important to the people of the Elizabethan Era. It was their form of games and fun. Many people went to theaters for fun. The admission costed one penny. Games like chess, checkers, and tennis were very popular. The upper classes also liked tournaments of fencing and went hunting for sport. All classes loved the vicious bear-baiting. Other entertainment includes feasts, banquets, gambling, fairs, plays, festivals, dancing, jousts, sports, and animal sports. They also made their own music and songs.               Secondly, the people of the Elizabethan Era had fantastic foods and drinks. Of course the upper class had the better foods and drinks. Meat was mainly consumed by the wealthy as well as deserts with sugar and honey. The water during the Elizabethan period was almost never clean, so the people drank ale and wine. The upper class drank ale and wine while the lower class only drank ale. An average person in this time period would, on average, drink one gallon of low alcohol drinks every day. Also a middle class person would have their meals consist mainly of bread as well as meat or fish and a bit of dairy products. Vegetables in the Elizabethan Era include beans, turnips, greens, parsnips, carrots, cabbage, beetroot, asparagus, peas, lettuce, and onions. Some fruits of the time were oranges, cherries, raspberries, strawberries, peaches, lemons, plums, pears, apples, and grapes. Other drinks that were common are stale ale, spirits, milk, buttermilk, and whey.