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FC: By Alba Damaso | Shakespear'sElizabethan England |

1: Elizabethan England was ruled by a Monarchy where absolute power is given to a single person, or monarch. The ruling Monarch at this time was Queen Elizabeth. | Queen Elizabeth was the ruler during this period, hence the name Elizabethan England. | Politics | |

2: Politics | Religion played a part in politics. Popes, although mainly religious leaders, greatly influenced society. Many people looked towards the pope and other religious leaders in times of need rather than the government leaders. | In a Monarchy, only blood relatives of the present ruler would be able to become future rulers. |

3: Economics | The penny was the basic monetary unit, however pounds were also used. Pounds were very expensive - the equivalent of one pound is four hundred U.S. dollars. | This is a picture of English pounds. |

4: Economics | During the Elizabethan time period, the wages given were dependent on the job one had. | For example, a nobleman was given 1500 to 3000 pounds per annum, or year. | This is the symbol for an English pound. | Nobleman | |

5: Society | The Elizabethan era subjugated women, similar to many other time periods and empires. | These women had very few rights and were expected to obey men, placing men above women in the social pyramid. |

6: Society | Society was developed into many classes. As mentioned earlier, wages were dependent on the job one had. The higher one was placed in the social pyramid, the more money one would make yearly. | Nobleman were the highest in the social pyramid, then merchants, parsons, carpenters, and laborers. | Nobleman | Laborers | Merchants | Parsons | Carpenters

7: Geography | England, where Queen Elizabeth ruled, is found in Western Europe which was once part of the Holy Roman Empire. | England has many rolling hills and some flat land which made traveling by horses quite easy and common. To travel the seas, boats were used. |

8: Geography | During the Elizabethan time period, many maps were made and were very important because they were used to travel and explore new areas. |

9: Religion | Many during this time period were catholic. This religion played an important role in their lives for, as mentioned earlier, those in times of need sought religious leaders for help. Also, most customs and festivals were based on the church calendar. | However, there were also those of protestant faith. |

10: Religion | Most during this era were deeply involved in witchcraft and witch hunts. Many were accused of being witches and most were women. They would be killed if they were found guilty of being a witch. They also had many superstitions that kept them aware of hidden dangers, real or imagined. | In addition to witchcraft, many books were written on astrology, alchemy, and magic. | |

11: Achievements | The Elizabethan Era was a time of new inventions. For example there was the... | -movable type -horizontal water wheel -pencil -telescope -thermometer -magnetism -knitting machine -water thermometer -flush toilet -map projection |

12: Achievements | There was a very famous inventor that created inventions that are still used today. He is known as Leonardo da Vinci. Some of his inventions were the... | -airplane -helicopter -parachute -submarine -armored car -rapid fire guns -ball bearings | |

13: Shakespeare How was his life during this Elizabethan period? |

14: Early Years | William Shakespeare was born in Stratford Upon Avon, England on April 23rd, 1564. He was the third of eight children in his family. Three days after his birth, Shakespeare was baptized, evidence that his wealthy family was religious. | As a student, Shakespeare went to a primary school and later to a Latin grammar school. He attended school six days a week. Subjects included the English alphabet, Latin grammar, and translating and reading Roman authors. |

15: Family Life | At the age of 18, Shakespeare married 24 year old Anne Hathaway. Many people believed that this marriage did not run smoothly, there were some hardships. They had three children, Susanna, Hamnet, and Judith. Hamnet and Judith were twins and unfortunately one of the twins, Hamnet, died at a young age in 1596. |

16: Career | During the lost years, 1585-1592, Shakespeare moved to London. Here, he pursued his goals of becoming an actor and play writer. He worked for the Queen's Men, a group of traveling performers. This acting company later became the King's men, after Queen Elizabeth died and a king now reigned. Not only was he just a play writer, but Shakespeare also wrote many poems and sonnets. |

17: Death | Unfortunately, Shakespeare died on his birthday, April 23rd, 1616 at the age of 52. His wife died shortly after in 1623. Although his life ended hundreds of years ago, Shakespeare's many plays, poems, and sonnets are still widely known classics. They not only give readers insight into the Elizabethan time period, but also show how Shakespeare was as a person. |

18: Additional interesting facts | -During the Elizabethan time period, plays were only done by men, no matter what part, male or female, they had to play. | -Shakespeare was the partial owner of the famous Globe Theater in London. | -Shakespeare got his famous play, Romeo and Juliet, from a book written by Arthur Brooks called The Tragicall Historye of Romeus and Juliet. | -Although Shakespeare moved to London for a period of time, he lived in Stratford for most of his life.

19: Accomplishments | Shakespeare wrote 57 plays and 154 sonnets. Some of these plays include... -Romeo and Juliet -Macbeth -Hamlet -A Midsummer Night's Dream | SHAKESPEARE IS THE MOST FAMOUS WRITER THAT EVER LIVED!

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