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FC: The Elizabethan Era By: Max Lukaswitz

1: Geography | The geography of Elizabethan england was very unique. The northern part of Elizabethan England was mountainous and the southern part of it had rolling hills and consisted of plains. The farmers in the south had grain and livestock and the farmers in the north had sheep cattle and horses

2: Bodies of water and climate of Elizabethan England | Elizabethan England had many bodies of water surrounding it such as the North sea, Celtic sea and the Irish sea. The climate of Elizabethan England had warm summers and cool winters. Its also very damp and has frequent changes of weather.

3: Religious Beliefs in Elizabethan England | The religion in Elizabethan England was Roman catholic and was taken very seriously. Harsh punishments would be given to people who did not worship god. People who were protestants would get persecuted for not being roman catholic.

4: Witch craft | Witch craft was a huge superstition back in the Elizabethan Era and people who were accused of being a witch would be killed. The people who were accused of being a witch were old, poor or widows

5: Achievements | The Elizabethan Era consisted of many achievements but music was the best achievement of all. The music was very complex and was enjoyed and consisted of composers like William Byrd and John Bull

6: Other Achievements | Art was also a big aspect of the Elizabethan Era and influenced a lot of people and the art showed the culture and lives of people during that time.

7: Type Of Government | In Elizabethan England they had a monarchy which is a strict type of government. Everything is decided by the royal family and people like the nobles, kings queens Etc.

8: Punishments and laws | In the Elizabethan Era there were lots of punishments for social control of the people which could be a bad idea because people would maybe want to fight back. Many laws were broken easily and people would be punished for the littlest things.

9: Trade | During the Elizabethan Era trade was very important. England imported things not known to them like spices and foods from the new world. Their unique trading was based on the barter system.

10: Economy | During the Elizabethan Era england was very wealthy. They were at the top, they had things like coined money and other items that were expensive and valuable.

11: Hierarchies | The nobles were in control of mostly everything like trading, laws and military. The nobles were obviously higher in society than civilians but there definetly were hierarchies during these times.

12: Social Structure | The social structure during the Elizabethan Era was very important because there were different ranks in society.

13: Works Cited: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/liza/hd_liza.htm http://bloggingyoungfogey.blogspot.com/ http://www.crimeculture.com/earlyunderworlds/Images/Sadstocks.gif http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/elizabethan-england.htm http://www.greydragon.org/library/tentpics/figure20.jpg http://charlielovett.com/mainpages/studyguides/250px-HamletSkullHCSealous.jpg http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/s/shakespeare/william/portrait.jpg

14: Early years of Shakespeare | William Shakespeare was born in 1564 in Stratford-Upon Avon to John and Mary Shakespeare. Shakespeare married Anne Hathway and had three children named Hamnet, Susanna and Judith. Hamnet died from the black plauge eventually.

15: His Plays | Shakespeare wrote many plays that were liked by people in his time and are still liked by people in our age. Shakespeare is well known for plays such as Romeo and Juliet which is a very complex drama. He is also well known for Hamlet which is a tragedy. Another famous play he composed was Julius Caesar which is also tragedy.

16: The Globe Theater | The Globe theater was built it in 1578 by Peter Smith a carpenter with the help of his workers. The theater could hold up to 1,500 people and was known as one of the nicest theaters during the Elizabethan Era. Shakespeare's first apperance on stage at the globe theater was in 1592.

17: His Influence on England | Shakespeare had such a big influence not only on the people from the Elizabethan Era but on people today in our world. His way of writing and how he shortened words was a very successful way of writing and is shown today. His successful plays also played major roles in the lives of people today.

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