FC: Elizabethian England
1: Works Cited: http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/religion-elizabethan-england.htmWorks cited: http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/elizabethan-england.htm http://faculty.tnstate.edu/smcurtis/Elizabethan%20Economy.htm http://www.elizabethi.org/uk/power/ http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/accomplishments-of-queen-elizabeth-i.htm By: Matt Roos
2: England has many regions with plenty different physical features. Some area's are very mountainous such as the north and west. On the other hand, the south and east side contain mostly plains. | The grass plain area's also are much warmer than the hilly regions, mostly due to lack of rainfall. It is also much easier to plant crops in the farther south places, as opposed to the stone-like soil in the northern parts.
3: In the present day, England is apart of the United Kingdom which also includes Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.. The present day capital of England is London.
4: Sadly, if one did not believe in the "right" religion, to be protestant, then one would most likely become a prisoner or even executed. | Two major religion's dominated England's people, the Catholic religion and the Protestant religion. Tensions between these groups cause much disturbance throughout Elizabethian England.
5: Catholics believed that the Holy Bible should only be printed in Latin. The Protestants believed that the Bible should be printed in other languages. | Queen Elizabeth made protestantism the main religion practiced in England. As a result of this many catholics believed that Queen Elizabeth 1 should have been replaced by Mary Queen of Scots.
6: During this time period England successfully came out victorious against the Spanish Armada multiple times. Art and Literature were also thriving during this era. Famous figures such as William Shakespeare were very involved with the increase of poems, play's and sonnet's.
7: This era in time is often known as "The Golden Age of England." | Sir Frances Drake, a famous English Explorer, helped pave the way for discovery and trade.
8: Queen Elizabeth I is still known today as the greatest person to ever rule England. Her role as Queen also differs to what the Queen of England does today. Back then, the King or Queen would have the last say on every issue or dilemma the country would have. On the other hand, today, the King or Queen serves more as a public figure, and has little power.
9: Under Queen Elizabeth England increase it's interest in art, architecture, mathematics, exploration and discovery. | England became a world power and entered into a time of renaissance.
10: Due to the rise of items such as woolen cotton, iron and tin, the once devastating economy of England suddenly began to grow at a staggering pace. Farmer's, Blacksmith's and Carpenters were a vast majority of occupation at the time.
11: London soon became a primary trade destination in Europe and the size of the city increased to over 200,000 people. Other Cities such as Norwich and Bristol also became dominant forces in the trade world. | Even though England prospered, crime remained a dark and dangerous constant in the country.
12: Punishment's of various crimes, such as not respecting England's religion, would often lead to brutal consequences. One of the consequences includes execution, which was usually performed in front of a crowd.
13: The fact that a woman ruled one of the most powerful forces in history is a very big deal because woman were not always treated equally in previous societies. Queen Elizabeth I proved that unfairness because of gender is not appropriate and certainly not nessacery.
14: Shakespeare was born in 1564 in Stratford Upon-Avon. He lived there and attended school there for his entire childhood. He later Married at 18 to a 24 year old named Anne Hathaway. They had 3 children Susana, Judith and Hamnet. | He later abandoned his family to pursue his professional goals. He later became a poet, playwright, actor and teacher throughout his lifetime.
15: William Shakespeare wrote 37 plays in his lifetime as well as many sonnets and poems. He wrote Histories, Comedies and Tragedies like Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and Midsummer's Night's Dream. | Shakespeare's acting company was known as The Queen's Men. The Queen also had a major impact on Shakespeare's writing. Many claim that some of William's plays such as Midsummer's Night Dream, were inspired by Queen Elizabeth I her self.
16: After theater's were shut down in England due to the plague, Shakespeare built the Globe Theater outside of England. the theater held over 2,000 people and the stage was filled with trap doors etc. The theater was home to many Shakespeare performances but sadly burned in an accident during a performance of Henry 8th.
17: Shakespeare used Early modern English in his writing, It was intellectually advanced for common folk during the time period he lived in. Shakespeare is now known as one of the biggest icons in the world, and his work is still incredibly popular today.