English Renaissance Research Paper

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The English Renaissance the english renaissance is a time of great culture and writing. the renaissance means rebirth it started after the medieval ages in 1485 and led to our modern age in 1660. it had writers such as sir walter raleigh, John Donne, edmund spenser, and of course the greatest writer in history william shakespeare whose plays still to this day touch the lives of millions. after the english renaissance there was a period called the enlightenment where people such as John Locke, Francis bacon, baruch spinoza, and isaac newton. these people came up with the ideas that would one day lead to the creation of our great country.

the first person from the english renaissance will talk about is sir walter raleigh. Courtier, explorer,
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A rival of the Earl of Essex for the queen's favors, he served in Elizabeth's army in Ireland, distinguishing himself by his ruthlessness at the siege of Smerwick and by the plantation of English and Scots Protestants in Munster. Elizabeth rewarded him with a large estate in Ireland, knighted him , and gave him trade privileges and the right to colonize America. He is also well known for popularising tobacco in England. he wrote with a style known as the plain style and he was one of the eras silver poets who resisted the italian renaissance influence of elaborate poetic devices and dense classical reference. A minor poem of Raleigh's captures the atmosphere of the court at the time of Queen Elizabeth I. his response to Christopher Marlowe's The Passionate Shepherd to His Love was The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd. The Passionate Shepherd to His Love was written in 1592. His response to Christopher Marlowe's The Passionate Shepherd to His Love was The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd. he was also a great explorer In 1587 he explored from North Carolina to present-day Florida, naming the region Virginia in honor of…show more content…
Edmund Spenser was born in East Smithfield, London around the year 1552 though there is some speculation as to the exact date of his birth. As a young boy, he was educated in London at the Merchant Taylors' School and matriculated as a sizar at Pembroke College, Cambridge. While at Cambridge he became a friend of Gabriel Harvey, and later consulted him, despite their differing views on poetry. He published his first important work, The Shepheardes Calender circa 1580. He also worked for courtiers Robert Dudley and Arthur Lord Grey, deputy of Ireland. Ireland is where he wrote most of his masterwork, The Faerie Queene, a multi-part epic poem which commends England and its language. The poem pleased Queen Elizabeth I, who gave Spenser a small pension for

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