Posted on 23rd January 2021
The quality of toys in Tudor England depended on the wealth of the family. Wealthy children had toys made especially for them, however poorer children had homemade toys and their imagination.
Dolls - Made from wood, clay or fabric, sometimes with moving arms and legs.
Spinning Tops - Made of wood.
Hobby Horses - Made of wood. Poorer children may have a hobby horse carved by their father in the general shape of a horse, whereas wealthy parents may purchase one made specially for their children to their own specification.
Jacks and Marbles - Made from pebbles or bones.
Football - Ball made from inflated pig’s bladder.
Tea Set - Made of metal.
Board games - Chess and variations of draughts and backgammon.
Hoops - Made of wood.
Tagged as: Junior Tudors
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