A. Look at your book p108 and 109 and name the Queen and King who reigned successively in Shakespeare’s time Go to Elizabethan England site homepage Go to historical figures and events Go to Elizabeth I and the Elizabethan period



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A. Look at your book p108 and 109 and name the Queen and King who reigned successively in Shakespeare’s time
Go to Elizabethan England site homepage
Go to historical figures and events
Go to Elizabeth I and the Elizabethan period : a brief introduction


1- About Elizabeth I …

-daughter of :

-dates of reign :

- known as :

- She was the third in line of succession, so why did she become Queen ?

- What happened during her reign as far as wars and geographical expansion are concerned :

-After her death, what was England like ?

-Was she a popular Queen ? Give examples.

-She loved art ( poetry, drama, music..). What was the consequence for artists ?




Henry VIII and Ann Boleyn
1558-1603
The Queen Virgin /Gloriana
Edward died at the age of 15and Mary died in 1558

Drake added to the nation's prestige with the circumnavigation of the world .England defeated the Spanish Armada .England entered the arena of world trade colonization .

It marked the end of a glorious era :the Elizabethan age dominated by great poets , dramatists ,navigators and explorers..

Yes ,she was .Every public appearance became an occasion for grand spectacle and huge crowds .

Artists found encouragement and financial patronage .



Click on “King James VI

2. About James I …

  • Date of birth :

  • Son of :

-Dates of reign ( England and Scotland)

-What did he believe in ? Explain :

-What did he sponsor ?


1566
Mary (queen of Scots )
1603-1625(his death)

He believed in the divine right of kings and queens rather than the people .he wanted to be an absolute monarch .

He sponsored the translation of the Bible known as the King James Bible


B. Life in Elizabethan England.


Go to Elizabethan England Site homepage -> Arts and Architecture ->musical instruments

What was the most popular musical instrument ? What did it look like ?


The lute which looked like a guitar with the head bent backwards.

Go to Elizabethan England Site homepage -> everyday life ->bloody painful : crime and punishment

Could be punished and tortured

Go to Elizabethan England Site homepage -> everyday life -> popular amusements and entertainments

- What amusements or entertainments were there in Elizabethan England ?

Dancing /theatre /Sports

Go to Elizabethan England Site homepage -> everyday life -> Elizabethan sports

-jousting and archery were –popular sports

- hunting was a sport for -rich people -

Go to Elizabethan England Site homepage -> everyday life -> Women’s fashion of the Eizabethan period


  • What was fashionable for women ? ( give 2 examples)

  • Women wore ruffles ,puffy sleeves ,tight-fitting bodices or dresses .

  • They tried to have a small waist

Sleeves in gown/tight fitting bodices of dresses /ruffles

Go to Elizabethan England Site homepage -> everyday life -> Elizabethan food and drink

  • What did people usually have for breakfast ?

People usually had bread ,beer ,herrings,sprats ,beef and mutton

  • What did they usually drink ?

They drank wine ,ale ,cider ,beer and metheglin

-What did an Elizabethan dinner usually consist of ?

It consisted of meats ,salads and fruit s or a dessert (jelly/cake/pie)

Go to Elizabethan England Site homepage -> everyday life -> medical beliefs and practices

- Give the name of 5 epidemic diseases common in the 16th century :



Plague, measles, smallpox, scarlet fever, diphteria, chicken pox.


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