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2: The Tudor Age (1485-1603)

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    Learning Objectives

    After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

    • Describe the economic, monarchic, and religious characteristics of Tudor rule
    • Describe the reasons for the Reformation in England
    • Characterize the Golden Age in England under the rule of Elizabeth I
    • Analyze the causes for the growth of literature in vernacular, or native, English
    • Compare Chaucer’s influence with that of Edmund Spenser’s on the development of literature in vernacular, or native, English
    • Analyze the influence of classical and Italian literature on the English sonnet
    • Analyze the influence of classical literature on English drama

    Thumbnail: Sir Thomas More (Public Domain; Hans Holbein via Wikipedia)


    2: The Tudor Age (1485-1603) is shared under a CC BY-SA license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Bonnie J. Robinson & Laura Getty (University of North Georgia Press) .

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