Historic Contexts

The Elizabethan Age (1558-1603) was a period marked by important developments in agriculture, art, economics, foodways, literature, religion, science (or natural philosophy, as it was referred to then), theater, and tobacco (Weir 1-7). Click on the hyperlinks in the left menu to learn about some of these developments. We have also included historic material on the following Elizabethan developments: military conflicts, Elizabeth's famous speeches, government, and medicine. For further information on historical contexts to the Elizabethan Age, see our links to relevant historical material.


Works Cited

Weir, Alison. Elizabeth I, 1533-1603. New York: Ballantine Books, 1998.

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