England prospered in the second half of Elizabeth

England prospered in the second half of Elizabeth -...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
England prospered in the second half of Elizabeth's reign, and many of the great works  of English literature were produced during these years: art, poetry, drama, and learning  in general flourished as the confidence and nationalism Elizabeth inspired spilled from  the economic sector to cultural achievements. Elizabeth's reign saw playwrights like  Christopher Marlowe, poets like Edmund Spenser, and men of science and letters like  Francis Bacon. The era also saw the beginning of William Shakespeare's work. Many of  the writers, thinkers and artists of the day enjoyed the patronage of members of  Elizabeth's court, and their works often involved or referred to the great Queen; indeed,  she was  the  symbol of the day. The "Elizabethan Age," generally considered one of  golden ages in English literature, was thus appropriately named: these cultural  achievements did not just happen to be created while Elizabeth was on the throne; 
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course HIST 2320 taught by Professor Siegenthaler during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

Page1 / 2

England prospered in the second half of Elizabeth -...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online