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FC: Elizabethan England | William Shakespeare | William Skakespeare | William Shakespeare | By: Kylie Barnes
1: Geography | Ireland belonged to Elizabethan England, where the protestants lived. The only country that was surrounded by this political entity (Elizabethan England) was Scotland. Elizabethan England was the most populous country located over 50,334 square miles. In the north there were many mountains, and the southern coast was composed of rolling hills in a wide range of plains. Elizabethan consisted of restaurants, hotels, and mainly buildings and cottages.
2: Religion | A lot of superstitions were passed around town in Elizabethan England. Some believed in the supernatural including witches and witchcraft. It was not unnatural for citizens to go on witch hunts, in fact, it was common. Witches were the obvious target for the blame of the Black Plague and other mysterious occurrences. There were 270 people accused of being witches. 247 of them being women, the rest of the 23 were men. There beliefs were irrational.
3: Religion | However, not all beliefs were irrational. Few were Roman Catholic, some were Protestant. Religion was an important facet, but it also became an issue. The Act of Supremacy gave the Church full power to the reigning monarchy, overpowering the Pope in Rome. This means that the religion was very strict, and it became a requirement to attend Church, if not; suffering cruel punishment.
4: There was a good deal of Achievements during the Elizabethan England time. They used horses to travel within traffic efficiently. The Elizabethan Age was considered a Golden Era because in English history. DUring this time, the printing press was introduced, and the first books were printed which was the Bible. Prayer books were also made aside from the Bibles. The people came up with some treatments such as tobacco, arsenic, lily root, and dried toad. They had different types of tournaments, and sports including games, gambling, bear, bull baiting, hawking, and hunting. There were plays, theatre, fairs, festivals, banquets, and feasts. And of course, there were many literary geniuses; including William Shakespeare. | Achievements
5: some of the achievments made by the English people in Elizabethan England
6: Politics | During Elizabethan England, a Monarchy ruled their societies. This means that Queen Elizabeth was in charge, and the society abides by bills. The government consisted of the House of Lords. SOme of the laws were odd, but the people had to follow them unless they were willing to suffer harsh punishments. Although many people did not like their queen, she was a good leader, and had good intentions. She had the supreme power according to the law. The government was viewed as the Monarch's private business and its success, therefore depended greatly upon the ruler's strength of character and political acumen. The administration structure was highly centralized.
7: Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Family
8: Economy | Fortunately, Queen Elizabeth was good at communicating with foreign countries. This helped trade significantly, which benefited the economy. They also had the leading naval and commercial power of the Western World. Colonists were sent eastward in search of profit, to more benefit England. In trade, might, and art, England established an envious preeminence. London was the leading center of culture, as well as commerce. There was a rising middle class, and the economy boomed as they rose.
11: In Elizabethan England, there were horses, restaurants, buildings, train stations, hotels, pubs, cottages, tourist information and more. There were many tourists present in Elizabethan England, however the travelers reduced during the Black Plague. Society and culture of England was changing. The women relied on the men, who had the best paying jobs at the time. Society thrived with poets and artists, and Shakespeare lived and wrote in London. London's population grew 400% during the 1500's! That leaves the population at 200,000 people. There society was nicely structured, and people performed the multiplicity of tasks now performed by machines to keep up with the mass production. | Society