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FC: Elizabethan England and William Shakespeare | By: Gina Smoyver

1: G: Geography Time of Renaissance - Elizabethan Map is surrounded by water which is the North Atlantic Ocean and the English Channel. The largest part of United Kingdom was England. The North is mountains. The Southern coast had beautiful hills and plains. - Elizabethan England map showed houses, restaurants, buildings, train station, hotels, pub, cottage, tourist information and a lot more. The map was very important. The people used it to travel on horseback to one place or another. This map shows the different sections of England.

2: G. Geography | England shares the main British island with Wales and Scotland. Both are far more mountainous than England. England's has rolling hills and plains and mostly mild climate. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the weather was unusually cold,which caused farms to freeze producing small crops.

3: R: Religion Queen Elizabeth I did not trust the Catholics. She was displeased by the way Queen Mary, who was Catholic, persecuted the Protestants. Therefore, Queen Elizabeth was a protestant. Being a Roman Catholic is not a crime, but priests were not allowed to practice the Catholic faith. Many people were also superstitious as well and practiced witchcraft.

4: R: Religion | 1559 Act of Supremacy Is a bill gave the authority of the Church of England to the reining monarchy, overpowering the Pope. Therefore, the monarch is head of both church and state. Several clauses were added: - Kneeling during prayer - Bowing wen Jesus' name is said - Preaching regularly - Wafer is to be used instead of bread instead of communion

5: A: Achievements During the Elizabethan Time, new ideas, new technology and science flourished. Villages, cities, tools, weapons Art and architecture were great achievements. Also the introduction of theater and playwrights; like William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlow added to the richness of the Elizabethan life.

6: A. Achievements Trade increased due to the geography of Elizabethan England. England traded with Russia for furs and hemp and England became a leader in trade.

7: P: Politics | The government was ruled and headed by Queen Elizabeth I, the last ruler from the Tudor dynasty was considered by many as England's best monarch. The government at that time was considered as a personal monarchy with ministers and Queen Elizabeth I was mainly a figure head.

8: A. Achievements Trade increased due to the geography of Elizabethan England. England traded with Russia for furs and hemp and England became a leader in trade.

9: P: Politics | The government was ruled and headed by Queen Elizabeth I, the last ruler from the Tudor dynasty was considered by many as England's best monarch. The government at that time was considered as a personal monarchy with ministers and Queen Elizabeth I was mainly a figure head.

10: P. Politics | - Shakespeare sometimes promoted politics in his plays and writings. - Plays were censored - bRelatives had been arrested and taken to the Tower of London - In 1583 Arden was indicted for plotting against the life of the Queen was put to death. - Shakespeare knew of the strict laws prohibiting any explicitly religious or current political events being represented on stage

11: E: Economy | During Queen Elizabeth's reign began leading with Naval and commercial power of the world.

12: E: Economy | Occupations such as botters, chaplain, apothecary, cord winder, blacksmith, Barber.

13: S. Society | Women had to obey the men. They were dependent on them.

14: S: Society | At the Marriage Ceremony, the ring goes on the third finger of the left hand as it does today. The common belief was that women have a vein in that finger that leads directly to the heart. Even people who know that can't be true believe it at weddings.

15: Works Cited | http://elizabethan.org/compendium/41.html http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/ http://www.elizabethanenglandlife.com/the-complexities-of-the-elizabethan-england-government.html

16: William Shakespeare was born to a wealthy family in 1564 in Stratford-Upon Avon, England. His parents were John and Mary. William was the third born of 8 children. This was during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

17: William Shakespeare left school when he was 14 years old. At age, 18 he married Anne Hathaway who was 6 years older. William and Anne first had a daughter named Susanna and then twins Judith and Hamnet. Hamnet died at the age of 7 from the bubonic plague that was common during the Elizabethan times.

18: Shakespeare moved to London between the age of 18 and 28 to join the theater. He wrote his first play in 1590. | He was famous for historical plays such as Henry VI, Comedy Plays such as "The Comedy of Errors" and "All Well That Ends Well" and Tragedy plays such as "Romeo and Juliet" and most "Hamlet". Shakespeare is known for writing 4 poems, 37 plays, and 154 sonnets (a poem written in a certain format). In total 195 pieces of literature he has written.

19: In the later years, Shakespeare retired and his daughter Susanna married and had a daughter Elizabeth. His other daughter Judith was to marry Thomas Quincey and there was a scandal about Thomas. Shakespeare did not approve of the marriage of Judith and Quincey. He favored his daughter Susanna and left most of his wealth to his granddaughter Elizabeth when he passed away at the age of 52. It was said that he left his best bed to his wife, Anne.

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