English Renaissance

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The English Renaissance was a cultural and artistic movement in England dating from the late 15th century to the early 17th century.wikipedia
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Elizabethan era

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Renaissance style and ideas, however, were slow to penetrate England, and the Elizabethan era in the second half of the 16th century is usually regarded as the height of the English Renaissance.
This "golden age" represented the apogee of the English Renaissance and saw the flowering of poetry, music and literature.

Cultural movement

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The English Renaissance was a cultural and artistic movement in England dating from the late 15th century to the early 17th century.

Ben Jonson

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The English theatre scene, which performed both for the court and nobility in private performances and a very wide public in the theatres, was the most crowded in Europe, with a host of other playwrights as well as the giant figures of Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare and Ben Jonson.
Jonson was a classically educated, well-read and cultured man of the English Renaissance with an appetite for controversy (personal and political, artistic and intellectual) whose cultural influence was of unparalleled breadth upon the playwrights and the poets of the Jacobean era (1603–1625) and of the Caroline era (1625–1642).

English Renaissance theatre

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Typically, the works of these playwrights and poets circulated in manuscript form for some time before they were published, and above all the plays of English Renaissance theatre were the outstanding legacy of the period.
With the rediscovery and redistribution of classical materials during the English Renaissance, Latin and Greek plays began to be restaged.

English literature

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By the time of Elizabethan literature, a vigorous literary culture in both drama and poetry included poets such as Edmund Spenser, whose verse epic The Faerie Queene had a strong influence on English literature but was eventually overshadowed by the lyrics of William Shakespeare, Thomas Wyatt and others.
The English Renaissance was a cultural and artistic movement in England dating from the late 15th to the 17th century.

Renaissance

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It is associated with the pan-European Renaissance that is usually regarded as beginning in Italy in the late 14th century.
In England, the sixteenth century marked the beginning of the English Renaissance with the work of writers William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, Edmund Spenser, Sir Thomas More, Francis Bacon, Sir Philip Sidney, as well as great artists, architects (such as Inigo Jones who introduced Italianate architecture to England), and composers such as Thomas Tallis, John Taverner, and William Byrd.

Wars of the Roses

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The beginning of the English Renaissance is often taken, as a convenience, to be 1485, when the Battle of Bosworth Field ended the Wars of the Roses and inaugurated the Tudor Dynasty.

William Shakespeare

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By the time of Elizabethan literature, a vigorous literary culture in both drama and poetry included poets such as Edmund Spenser, whose verse epic The Faerie Queene had a strong influence on English literature but was eventually overshadowed by the lyrics of William Shakespeare, Thomas Wyatt and others.

Elizabeth I of England

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Elizabeth herself was a product of Renaissance humanism trained by Roger Ascham, and wrote occasional poems such as "On Monsieur's Departure" at critical moments of her life.

Early modern Britain

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Major historical events in Early Modern British history include numerous wars, especially with France, along with the English Renaissance, the English Reformation and Scottish Reformation, the English Civil War, the Restoration of Charles II, the Glorious Revolution, the Treaty of Union, the Scottish Enlightenment and the formation and collapse of the First British Empire.

Elizabethan architecture

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Despite some buildings in a partly Renaissance style from the reign of Henry VIII, notably Hampton Court Palace, the vanished Nonsuch Palace, Sutton Place and Layer Marney Tower, it was not until the Elizabethan architecture of the end of the century that a true Renaissance style emerged, influenced far more by northern Europe than Italy.
In England, the Renaissance first manifested itself mainly in the distinct form of the prodigy house, large, square, and tall houses such as Longleat House, built by courtiers who hoped to attract the queen for a ruinously expensive stay, and so advance their careers.

Little Moreton Hall

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Lesser, but still large, houses like Little Moreton Hall continued to be constructed and expanded in essentially medieval half-timbered styles until the late 16th century.
The 100-year construction of Little Moreton Hall coincided with the English Renaissance, but the house is resolutely medieval in design, apart from some Renaissance decoration such as the motifs on the Gatehouse, Elizabethan fireplaces, and its "extravagant" use of glass.

Art movement

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The English Renaissance was a cultural and artistic movement in England dating from the late 15th century to the early 17th century.

Battle of Bosworth Field

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The beginning of the English Renaissance is often taken, as a convenience, to be 1485, when the Battle of Bosworth Field ended the Wars of the Roses and inaugurated the Tudor Dynasty.

House of Tudor

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The beginning of the English Renaissance is often taken, as a convenience, to be 1485, when the Battle of Bosworth Field ended the Wars of the Roses and inaugurated the Tudor Dynasty.

Italian Renaissance

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The English Renaissance is different from the Italian Renaissance in several ways.

Literature

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The dominant art forms of the English Renaissance were literature and music.

Music

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The dominant art forms of the English Renaissance were literature and music.

Visual arts

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Visual arts in the English Renaissance were much less significant than in the Italian Renaissance.

Mannerism

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The English period began far later than the Italian, which was moving into Mannerism and the Baroque by the 1550s or earlier.

Baroque

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The English period began far later than the Italian, which was moving into Mannerism and the Baroque by the 1550s or earlier.

Vernacular

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England had a strong tradition of literature in the English vernacular, which gradually increased as English use of the printing press became common during the mid 16th century.

Printing press

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England had a strong tradition of literature in the English vernacular, which gradually increased as English use of the printing press became common during the mid 16th century.

Reformation

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This tradition of literature written in English vernacular largely began with the Protestant Reformation's call to let people interpret the Bible for themselves instead of accepting the Catholic Church's interpretation.

Catholic Church

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This tradition of literature written in English vernacular largely began with the Protestant Reformation's call to let people interpret the Bible for themselves instead of accepting the Catholic Church's interpretation.