The Dawn of Modernity

When did the 'early modern' period begin?
Conventionally understood as c.1500 to c. 1750.
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What was so important about the early modern period?
- unique aspect of the time, major change occurs in 200 years, beginning of capitalism and individualism, religious change, start of freedom/liberty/politcs and culture. Major advancement was the printing press.
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What happened before 1500?
Before 1500, conflict was a constant feature. England was involved with the 100 year war with France. War of the roses. Henry VII seized the crown and desperately tried to declare legitimacy.
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How was early modern society separated?
The nobility (peers to gentry, landed elite, political and social influence). The merchants/professionals (uniquely early modern development, non-landed elite, local influence). the 'middling sort' (yeomen, husbandmen, artisans, traders).
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How was early modern society separated? (continued)
Labourers and servants (the poor - the deserving and the undeserving)
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What effect did the Black Death of 1348 - 1351 have?
The black death had a long term effect on early modern England. It was to have a profound effect on the structuring of English society and economy. Up to 50% of the population died resulting in more food and jobs.
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What was so important about the early modern period?

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- unique aspect of the time, major change occurs in 200 years, beginning of capitalism and individualism, religious change, start of freedom/liberty/politcs and culture. Major advancement was the printing press.

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What happened before 1500?

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How was early modern society separated?

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How was early modern society separated? (continued)

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