Cities Of London 1550-1625 And London

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Cities of London 1550-1625 (including Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and London)
What was the era of 1550-1625 like in England?
Elizabethan Age
The Elizabethan Age (1558- 1603) is an epoch in English history, remembered as a renaissance of classical ideals, naval triumph against the Spanish (which at the time were disliked and considered a rival kingdom) and international expansion. This generated a great wave of English nationalism. The era is marked by the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558–1603), and is often hailed as the "Golden Age of England".
Stuart Period
The Stuart Period (1603-1714) started with the ascension of James VI of Scotland (thus being the first king of the United Kingdom) and ended with the ascension of George I (from the House of Hanover). The age consisted of radical politics and intense religious conflict. The age included an extremely bloody civil war.
Where was William Shakespeare born? What were the conditions of that particularly city?
William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in what is now Warwickshire. Stratford-upon-Avon referred to the town Stratford that was upon the River Avon, and the roman road that crossed the river was the Salt Road to Alcester. Stratford-upon-Avon was a small country town a hundred miles northwest of London, a journey of four days on foot during the Elizabethan period. Majority of the locals living in Stratford-upon-Avon earned their living by farming. By 1564, there were approximately 2,000 inhabitants…

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