Elizabethan Accomplishments



Portraits became very popular and were much more than just representation of the sitters. They often included a lot of symbloism: for example, Elizabeth was painted with her hand on a globe to show her power. The miniture portrait was popular, these were very small, detailed paintings intended for personal possssion rather than puplic display. Other forms of art include decorative silverware and highly deatiled textile patterns.

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There were some significant break throughs in navigation, astronomey and a growing understanding of how magnetism worked. Elizabeth's reign also saw more effective printing press, which produced books and pamphlets, these allowed ideas to spread much faster.

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Before Henry VII became king, England had spent many years in chaos with diffrent men claiming the throne. Elizabeth's long reign established peace and order while military success and the county's growing weath also made people pround to be English.

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Europeans discoverd new lands and people, and England began to become a mojor power at this time.

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Theatre was hugely popular during the Elizabeathan Era, many theatres were built and the period produced plays that are still preformed and studied today, during school and for general enterainment. 

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Education was seen as increasinlgy imporant during Elizabeths reign, althought still focused on wealthy boys, there were very limited girls that would recive a limited education.

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In addition to great plays written during Elizabeths reign, Shakespear wrote many sonnets but seceral respected nobles also wrote poems. A lot of Elizabethan poerty made refrences to stories of Ancient Greece and Rome.

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The Elizabeathans built many of the stately homes that still stand today. These houses were built to impress the Queen and other Nobles. For the 1st time houses were not designed specifically with defence in mind.

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