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History and Literature of the Time (1590 - 1798) : History, Literature, the Renaissance Perio- Culmination of Elizabethan Age or Age of Shakespeare (1590 - 1603) , Jacobean Age (1603 - 1625)

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History

The House of Tudor:

Queen Elizabeth (1558 - 1603)

The House of Stuart:

  • James I (1603 - 1625)
  • Charles I (1625 - 1649)
  • 1649 - 1660 (The Puritan Interregnum)
  • Charles II (1660 - 1685)
  • James II (1685 - 1688)
  • Mary II & William III (1689 - 1694)
  • William III (1689 - 1702)
  • Anne (1702 - 1714)

House of the Hanover:

  • George I (1714 - 1727)
  • George II (1727 - 1760)
  • George III (1760 - 1820)

Literature

The literature of the time can be divided into two major sections- the Renaissance Period and the Neo-clas…

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Backgrounds to the Study of Renaissance Drama

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Backgrounds to the Study of Renaissance Drama

  • The 16th & 17th century called variously Elizabethan and Jacobean England is one of the ‘golden’ periods in the history of English Literature.
  • The major literary figures were stalwarts such as Spenser and Sidney in the realm of poetry.
  • Sir Thomas More, Lyly, Nash and Greene in the area of prose and dramatists such as Christopher Marlowe…

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