HL - The Renaissance under Elizabeth

Age of progress and prosperity: - religious tolerion (Anglicanism = middle way btw Catholicism and Protestantism) - relative social contentment although absolute monarchy (laws to help the poor and attempts to suppress vagrancy) - intellectual and artistic progress (climax of lyrical poetry) - national pride with the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588 + colonial expeditions to the "New World" with Francis Drake + popular entertainment in the field of literature, after borrowing things from abroad, the English adapted them to their own tastes and literary traditions (were still medieval while the Renaissance was first felt in the Continent) PROSE entered the field of literature properly, since it was now used for works of fiction.

Main

1558 - 1603
1588
1603 - 1625

Translation

1488 - 1569
1494 - 1536
1535
1554 - 1586
1560
1561 - 1621
1568
1579
1598 - 1616
1599

Lyrical Poetry

1542 - 1577
1545 - 1626
1552 - 1599
1554 - 1586
1562 - 1619
1563 - 1631
1567 - 1578
1567 - 1620
1572 - 1631
1573
1592

Narrative Poetry

1559
1562 - 1619
1563 - 1631
1581
1595
1603
1613

Prose

1543 - 1600
1554 - 1606
1558 - 1625
1560 - 1592
1567 - 1601
1570 - 1632
1578
1580
1588 - 1590
1598
1612

Drama

Comedies

1505 - 1556
1551
1566 - 1575
1584
1591
1592

Tragedies

1562
1564 - 1593
1564 - 1616
1586
1587
1589
1592
1593