Hey. I have an idea for a series set during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I and my protagonist is the son of an earl/duke. (His name is Edwin Fortnum.) I just have a few questions about the time and Edwin himself. #1- What's the difference between earls and dukes? What were their duties? Is it possible for an earl to live in England (much less London where the queen herself lives?) If that's not a case, could Edwin's family be some other type of nobility if I still want him to live in London? #2- Edwin, being sixteen/seventeen years old...what would have been required of him? What would he be doing by now? Would it be feasible to have him wander London with a sword/dagger? Could he be riding a horse? #3- Edwin comes from a wealthy family. What kind of house would he and his family live in? What would be his duties at home? His mother's duties? His father's? #4- Clothing. What kind of clothing would he be wearing? #5- What was the food they ate during the Elizabethian era? #6- Anything else you want me to know. Thanks.