The Elizabethan Era was the rebirth of arts and culture. It lasted from about 1560 to 1600, coinciding with Queen Elizabeth I’s reign, hence the name “Elizabethan Era”. The Elizabethan Era was a time when the culture was re-innovated. Art, architecture, food, clothing, and entertainment were all refreshed. (Simon, Ryan The Elizabethan Age). The controversial independence of the new Queen was also a main part of this era. The Elizabethan renaissance was one of the firsts in England and would later inspire other ages. The Elizabethan Era was very complex in social structure, art and entertainment but it is pale in comparison to modern day society.
After Queen Elizabeth was born, her father became interested in another woman. Elizabeth’s mother, Queen Anne, was arrested and charged with adultery, and plotting to murder the King among other things. She was found guilty, although she pleaded innocent, and was beheaded. (Eakins Anne Boylen, The Most Happy). Later, Queen Elizabeth I came to throne following the death of her half-sister, Queen Mary, in 1558. Elizabeth was very intelligent. She was fluent in six languages! She had a very successful reign. Under her power The Church of England was created. She was known for her faith and “saved her heart for Jesus Christ (The Royal Houseland History of The Monarch) Therefore, she was never married and was nicknamed “The Virgin Queen.”
The Elizabethan daily lifestyle was very dependent on the social structure. At the top was the monarch, preceded by the nobility, the gentry the merchants, the yeomanry, then the laborers. (The Lost Colony Elizabethan Era) The monarch was Queen Elizabeth and other high power. The nobility and knights were men who fought for the monarch. The gentry included ...
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...itecture, food, clothing, and entertainment. It was a fabulous time to live in; however society and arts are even more complex today.
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