Elizabeth I - married Anna Hathaway (7 years older); 3...

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Elizabeth I Perhaps greatest monarch in all of English history; long reign from 1558 to 1603 (known as Elizabethan Age); true exemplar of Renaissance person, writing her own poems; shrewd leader (encouraged pirates to sink Spanish ships) “The Doubt of Future Foes” Describes Elizabeth’s concerns about being overthrown and delivers a vow to defend herself and her court William Shakespear e Born in Stratford-upon-Avon; called the Bard (story-teller); part owner of Globe Theater;
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Unformatted text preview: married Anna Hathaway (7 years older); 3 children: Susanna, Hamlet and Judith At least 37 plays; over 154 sonnets Sonnet 18 probably a young man sonnet (kinda weird); Shall I compare thee to a summers day Sonnet 29 written to rival poet; When, in disgrace with Fortune and mens eyes, I all alone beweep my outcasts state Sonnet 130 written about dark lady; My mistress eyes are nothing like the sun...
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