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Unformatted text preview: was established, Book of Common Prayer was written; died at 15 Queen Elizabeth I Renaissance 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); her death was the end of the Tudor Dynasty King James I Renaissance First of the Stuart kings; Protestant but had Catholic sympathies; detested radical Protestants (Puritans); believed in divine right of kings; ran into conflict w/ Lower House of Commons (mostly Puritan); established Jamestown (first English colony); supported Shakespeare (bought out the Globe Theater); issued King James Bible...
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