Glossary; Bibliography; Guide to Further Reading; Web Sites; Sources for Quotations; Index
It was a golden age: a time of poetry,
theater, and song; intrigue, adventure, and exploration; faith, intellect, and
passion; trials, triumphs, and splendor.
The reign of Elizabeth I, from
1558 to 1603, was like no other era of English history. Under Elizabeth’s
leadership, England began the journey from small, isolated, poor island nation
to thriving world power.
Under the poets and playwrights of
Elizabeth’s time— above all, William Shakespeare—the English
language reached new heights, and a powerful body of literature was created, one
that still delights and inspires us. Elizabeth invited and influenced other
forms of creativity as well, and her rule left indelible marks not only on the
arts but on politics, religion, and society.
This series of books looks
at the Elizabethan age with a focus on its people and their everyday lives,
whether they were at the top of society, the bottom, or somewhere in the middle.
We will see how they worked, where they lived, how they related to one another,
how they relaxed and celebrated special occasions, and how they coped with
life’s hardships. A new set in our Life in ... series, these titles
present a rich trove of information and are beautiful from cover to
Second Place in the category of School Library Series The New York Book Show, 2008
Life in Elizabethan England
* "For teachers addressing this time period, this book
provides valuable insight that could be utilized in classroom discussion or
research regardless of grade or interest level. Highly Recommended."
STARRED REVIEW Library Media
Connection, March 2008
"The attractive, open
format and the engaging presentation of the subject matter, combined with
documented primary-source quotations and sidebars that include recipes, poetry,
plays, and additional information, will appeal to both researchers and those who
are just interested in learning more about this
Library Journal, March 2008
Elizabeth and Her Court]-"The books have a good mix of narration by the
author and direct quotes, letters, and excerpts from the lives of those who
lived during the Elizabethan