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Elizabethian England

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FC: Shakespeare and Elizabethan England

1: Queen Elizabeth 1 was the first ruler of England. She was an extremely religious person and made it mandatory for her subjects to go to church. | Politics

2: She ruled a strict monarchy, however she valued her subjects very highly. One of her favorite people was Robert Deuereux, the Earl of Essex. | Politics Continued

3: Economy | England's economy was mainly based on trade with other countries. After Queen Elizabeth took over, they soon became the commercial power of the Western world, and was a leading naval power.

4: London was England's trade center of commerce as well as culture. Among many goods, woolen cloths were the most important as well as miniature portraitures. Even though England's trade made them so wealth, over three million people were poor.

5: Religon | The religions that the Queen wanted to be followed were Catholic and Protestant so if you did not follow these religions then you would be executed. The Queen had a belief that there needs to be balance between good and bad luck.

6: Because the Queen was so religious, she made sure to keep an eye out for any potential people that were bad luck, or could interfere with the religions that she wanted her subjects to follow. Also there was a belief that all unexplained events were caused by witches. Because there was so much bad that could taint the good, some superstitions would be set that could make good luck such as being spat on by a cow.

7: Geography | England and Wales were the biggest parts of Elizabethan Britain. It had many mountains like the Cumbrian Mountains, and had rolling hills and plains.

8: This huge kingdom of England actually a part of the Holy Roman Empire. Their rodes were not very good so it was unlikely for subjects to walk around a lot.

9: Society | Of the Elizabethan time Walter Raleigh and Sir Francis Drake were the greatest explorers that helped expand the kingdom. There was a belief that God formed all of the ranks which was the Queen then nobility, then gentry, merchants then laborers.

10: Another achievement was their education system; it allowed children to learn grammar and religious education. England also had Oxford and Cambridge University to give people ample opportunity to gain learning tools to be successful.

11: During this time a monarchy was being used and the amount of food that one was given was based on your social class. Black death was spreading around added on to many diseases that at the time, weren't curable, so the average life expectancy was 40 years.

12: Achievements | Their were many art achievements in England such as elaborate textiles, large scale paintings of mobility, very sophisticated costumes, and architectural decoration. William Shakespeare was one of the most successful people to come from Elizabethan England writing many great pieces of literature like the classic Romeo and Juliet.

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14: William Shakespeare,one of the most influential writers in history, was greatly impacted by growing up in Elizabethan England. Born in Stratford Upon Avon, William was brought up in a very prominent family.

15: Among many great accomplishments of Shakespeare was his play Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth along with his theater called the Globe. Queen Elizabeth and the way she ruled was such an impact on him because a lot of his historical plays had to do with the Queens political or religious view.

16: During the beginning Shakespeare's writing/acting/poet career he married a woman named Anne Hathaway and had 3 children, 2 girls and one boy named Hamnet who later died. There is some speculation that William's tragic play Hamlet was made after the death of his son.

17: It was said that Shakespeare was not a great husband because he abandoned his family to pursue his writing and acting career. After leaving his family he went to London to see if his writing career could be successful. Overall, he wrote 38 poem and 154 sonnets

18: Sadly Shakespeare was never fully appreciated during life as the amazing writer and poet that he was. It is unfortunate that during his life he was thought of as a bad husband and even his will was questioned. However today he is finally been given the credit that he deserved and is one of the worlds best writers there ever was.

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  • Title: Elizabethian England
  • geography, politics, acheivments, economy, society,
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  • Started: about 7 years ago
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