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Famous People During the Elizabethan Era

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Famous People During the Elizabethan Era
Significant Playwrights
William Shakespear 1564-1616
Known for Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Nights Dream.
Christopher Marlowe
Was known to be an influence on Shakespear, also a poet and a dramatist. Some of his work includes Hear and Leander and Edward The Second.
Thomas Kyd
Author of The Spanish Tragedy, and one of the largest influences on development of Elizabethan drama.
Significant Poets
Edmund Spenser

English poet, best known for The Faerie Queene. Known as one of the greatest poets alive.
Ben Jonson
Famous for his lyric poetry and plays; he is generally regarded as the second most important English dramatist.
John Donne
English poet, considered to be the pre-eminent representative of the metaphysical poets. His poetry is noted for its vibrancy of language and use of metaphor.
The Way out
Elizabethan Acting Troupes
An acting troupe is defined as a group of actors that perform and travel together
Prominent groups included Lord Strange’s Men, Admiral’s Men, and King’s Men.
Earl of Leicester’s Men was one of queen Elizabeths favourite groups
Lord Strange’s Men preformed several of Shakespears Plays
Famous Females
Queen Elizabeth I (1533 -1603)
Daughter of Henry VIII, and queen of England. Was never married & unwilling to share her throne with a man.
Bess of Hardwick
Second most powerful woman next to the queen. She began life relatively poor and married into nobility.
Margaret Russell
Maid of Honour to Queen Elizabeth
Kat Ashley
Faithful servant of Queen Elizabeth from a small, neglected child to the most powerful woman in England
Famous Males
Francis Drake

English sea captain, privateer, navigator, slaver, and politician. Known as a hero to the English but a pirate to the Spaniards to whom he was known as El Draque
Sir Walter Raleigh
Well known for popularizing tobacco in England. Also an aristocrat, writer, poet, soldier, courtier, spy, and explorer.
William Cecil
An English statesman, the chief advisor of Queen Elizabeth I for most of her reign. He was the founder of the Cecil dynasty which has produced many politicians including two Prime Ministers.
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