Websites for Elizabethan EducationBooks and Magazines for Elizabethan EducationDatabases for Elizabeth Education
Websites for Elizabethan Family LifeBooks and Magazines for Elizabethan Family LifeDatabases for Elizabeth Family Life
Websites for Elizabethan Fashion & HairstylesBooks and Magazines for Elizabethan Fashion & HairstylesDatabases for Elizabeth Fashion & Hairstyles
Websites for Elizabethan FoodBooks and Magazines for Elizabethan FoodDatabases for Elizabeth Food
Websites for Elizabethan GovernmentBooks and Magazines for Elizabethan GovernmentDatabases for Elizabeth Government
Websites for Elizabethan Music & DancingBooks and Magazines for Music & DancingDatabases for Elizabeth Music & Dancing
Websites for Religions & PracticesBooks and Magazines for Religions & PracticesDatabases for Elizabeth Religions & Practices
Websites for "Role of Women"Books and Magazines for "Role of Women"Databases for "Role of Women"
Websites for Science & TechnologyBooks and Magazines for Science & TechnologyDatabases for Science & Technology
Websites for The Globe TheaterBooks and Magazines for The Globe TheaterDatabases for The Globe Theater
Websites for Queen Elizabeth IBooks and Magazines for Queen Elizabeth IDatabases for Queen Elizabeth I
Websites for Arms & WeaponsBooks and Magazines for Arms & WeaponsDatabases for Arms & Weapons
Websites for Diseases & MedicineBooks and Magazines for Diseases & MedicineDatabases for Diseases & Medicine
Websites for Crimes, Punishment & TortureBooks and Magazines for Crimes, Punishment & TortureDatabases for Crimes, Punishment & Torture
Websites for Wm ShakespeareBooks and Magazines for Wm ShakespeareDatabases for Wm Shakespeare
Websites for Christopher Marlow & other playwrightsBooks and Magazines for Christopher Marlow & other playwrightsDatabases for Christopher Marlow & other playwrights
Websites for The Seas (Explorers, Pirates/Privateers & The Armada)Books and Magazines for The Seas (Explorers, Pirates/Privateers & The Armada)Databases for The Seas (Explorers, Pirates/Privateers & The Armada)
Websites for King James I (Monarch after Elizabeth)Books and Magazines for King James I (Monarch after Elizabeth)Databases for King James I (Monarch after Elizabeth)
Websites for Shakespeare's SonnetsBooks and Magazines for Shakespeare's SonnetsDatabases for Shakespeare's Sonnets
Websites for Professions & TradesBooks and Magazines for Professions & TradesDatabases for Professions & Trades
Websites for Actors & The Kings MenBooks and Magazines for Actors & The Kings MenDatabases for Actors & The Kings Men
Websites for EconomyBooks and Magazines for EconomyDatabases for Economy
Websites for TransportationBooks and Magazines for TransportationDatabases for Transportation
Websites for RenaissanceBooks and Magazines for RenaissanceDatabases for Renaissance
Websites for Recreation & EntertainmentBooks and Magazines for Recreation & EntertainmentDatabases for Recreation & Entertainment
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The term, “Elizabethan Era” refers to the English history of Queen Elizabeth I’s reign (1558–1603). The Elizabethan age is considered to be a time of English renaissance which saw the flowering of poetry, music and literature. The era is most famous for theatre, as William Shakespeare and many others  (Marlowe, Greene, Lyly, Kyd, and Peele) composed plays that we still read and watch today. 

It was also an age of exploration and expansion that saw England emerge as the leading naval and commercial power after the defeat of the Sapnish Armada in 1588. 

Additionally, Elizabeth firmly established the Church of England (begun by her father, King Henry VIII after a dispute with the Pope) changing England from a Catholic to Protestant country. This resulted in several societal changes including social classes and people moving from rural areas to the city of London.

Research Areas 

The following Main topics identify areas from this period for further exploration and research. Each topic is linked to it's corresponding Information Tab.

Comprehensive Information

Great starting point or for use when looking for topic not included or for more information related to your topic. 

Click here for list of websites that are comprehensive - contain many topics.

Click here for 3 Renaissance Faire videos (under Music & Dance tab) for a visual representation of what the Elizabethan Era was like.

Click here for information on Daily Life in Elizabethan Era from Gale Database. 


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