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Due to restrictive print licensing, most of the printed music from the early part of Elizabeth's reign was written by [[William Byrd]]. The [[madrigal]] enjoyed an enormous level of popularity, as did the [[lute song]] towards the end of her reign.
  
 
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Revision as of 00:17, 8 July 2005

The Elizabethan period of England is equated with the reign of Elizabeth I from 1558-1603. It is considered a Golden Age of English history.

History

Elizabeth gradually distanced herself from Spain in foreign policy. Religion proved a sticking point between the Catholic Spain and the Protestant Elizabeth. The two counries were soon at war, but a decisive victory over the Spanish Armada meant Spain no longer posed a threat to England.

Language

Main article: Elizabethan English


Names

Main article: Elizabethan Names


Arts and Sciences

Entertainment

Music

Main article: Elizabethan music

Due to restrictive print licensing, most of the printed music from the early part of Elizabeth's reign was written by William Byrd. The madrigal enjoyed an enormous level of popularity, as did the lute song towards the end of her reign.

Poetry

Main article: Eilzabethan Poetry

Dance

Theatre

Fibre arts

Clothing

Main article: Elizabethan clothing

Primary Sources