The Elizabethan Age Jonah snyder Period 6

The Elizabethan Age, a prosperous rule in England lead by Elizabeth I, the daughter of King Henry VIII. Many achievements were set in this time, their powerful navy force, their victory over the crushing Spanish Armada, and Queen Elizabeth herself.

Elizabethan doctors, also popularly known as "Witch Doctors"

The doctors of the Elizabethan Age were fairly strange and their prescriptions were based on guess and superstition. Most doctors would prescribe the more powerful side of herbal drugs and ailments due to their lack of knowledge of different diseases.

Elizabethan physicians, (or Witch Doctors), wore long dark robes with pointed hoods, leather gloves, boots, and bizarre masks featuring long beaks which were filled with flowers or bergamot oil. It was also a custom to douse themselves with vinegar and chew angelica before approaching a victim. Although this might sound pointless today, these precautions would have protected the Elizabethan physician. The bizarre and gruesome physician masks would have acted as protection against contracting the disease through breathing the same air as the victim

Elizabethan Harquebusiers and Pike-men on the march in Ireland.

The Elizabethan Age was also the starting point in many wars. One in particular was between England and the crushing Spanish Armada from 1585 - 1603.

The reasons for the Elizabethan War with Spain exploded due to various conflicts surrounding the wealth and power to be gained from trade from the New World. And the differences in Religion. Under Elizabeth I England became a Protestant country. Elizabeth was excommunicated by the Pope The fanatical Catholics in Spain saw a war and the conquest of England as a religious crusade. The escapades of the Elizabethan seamen, or pirates, included attacking Spanish vessels and taking any gold and silver. Not surprisingly Elizabeth made no real effort to chastise these escapades. Drake, Hawkins, Raleigh and Frobisher hated the Spanish and the Catholic religion. The religious differences had been boiling over many years.

William Shakespeare

"Shakespeare, William (1564-1616), was an English playwright, poet, and actor. Many people regard him as the world’s greatest dramatist and the finest poet England has ever produced."

One common creation of Shakespeare is Romeo and Juliet is a famous tragedy written by English playwright William Shakespeare. The play was probably first performed in 1596 and was first published in 1597. Romeo and Juliet portrays two young, forbidden, lovers in Verona.

What led Shakespeare take the rout of a writer and other carriers ? Geoffrey Chaucer is considered one of the major poets of England. His poem, "Troilus and Criseyde," was Shakespeare's main source for his play, "Troilus and Cressida." Chaucer's influence can also be seen in Romeo and Juliet, where Mercurio's speech is based on "Parliament of Fowles."

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