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In England the period between the Gothic and Renaissance styles is known as the Elizabethan age It reached its peak in the late 1500s toward the end of the long reign of Queen Elizabeth I and is often considered the last phase of the long- lasting Tudor style Although the Elizabethan age produced a certain amount of characteristic sculptures and paintings the Elizabethan style can best be seen in the periods architecture The dramatic personality of Elizabeth became the subject of a voluminous literature Elizabethan Age However the literature coming out of this period was also quite exceptional Among the many great writers and poets were Edmund Spenser who wrote a very detailed piece about a feast for Elizabeth Sir Walter Raleigh who wrote poems about Elizabeth and William Shakesphere Elizabethan Writers The Gothic period preceding the Elizabethan age was based very much on religion Secular buildings sculpture stained glass illuminated manuscripts and other decorative arts were produced in Europe during the latter part of the Middle Ages Since then the term Gothic has been restricted to the last major medieval period immediately following the Romanesque Gothic Period The Renaissance following the Elizabethan age was a rebirth of scholarly interests It was based on the classics of art religion science and inventions philosophy and humanism Renaissance Queen Elizabeth I was a powerful political figure in English history Her background was definitely relative to her choice of words and her topics that she used in When I Was Fair and Young Elizabeth was born in London on September 7 1533 She spent her childhood away from the court and received an excellent classical education under such scholars as Roger Ascham who influenced her greatly Plowden 7 Her exceptional education aided in many of her future decisions and successes In 1554 Elizabeth was imprisoned on the false charge of having been involved in Wyatts rebellion She was later released having outwardly
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