Renaissance Upper Class

Adam Stehley
Period 1
Mrs. Dengler
 Food and drink was different according to one’s status
and wealth.
 The rich ate few fresh fruit and vegetables.
 Dairy products were deemed inferior and only the poor
were supposed to eat them.
 The food of the upper class lacked vitamin c, calcium,
and fiber.
 The upper class clothing was influenced
more by geometric shapes than the
shape of the body.
 The Sumptuary Laws required for
different classes to wear different
clothing. Breaking these laws could result in
fines, loss of property, or even execution.
 Clothing made from gold fabric was only worn by women
in the upper class.
 Upper class clothing was made from a variety of expensive
silk, velvet, satin, furs, and cottons.
 The Nobles of the Renaissance consisted of the men of
the wealthiest families.
 Their status would be easily recognized by the type of
clothing they wore, due to the Sumptuary Laws.
 Upper class women tended to stay at home. They spent
most of their time tending to the household staff and
 Men usually spent their time at court or managing
their estates.
 During war time, military campaigns often kept upper
class men away from their homes.