Definition: Elizabethan Age (scroll down for answer)





Definition: Elizabethan Age

This refers to the Renaissance period in England that coincided with the reign of Queen Elizabeth from 1558-1603. Elizabeth was a patron of the arts, and sponsored artistic endeavors. During this time, William Shakespeare of England wrote and produced comedies like a The Merchant of Venice, and tragedies like Hamlet and Macbeth.

Note: The Renaissance experienced in England, France, and Germany is known as the Northern Renaissance.


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