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TOG Y2 Wk 19

TOG Y2 W19 People & Vocabulary

Comedy a play, movie, or some other work of literature having a light and humorous character with a happy or cheerful ending; a comic element of literature.
Courtier a person who lives at or often appears in the court of a king or queen; often one who seeks the monarch’s favor.
Litter a stretcher or seat used to carry a sick person or a woman of noble status; an enclosed or curtained couch.
Nobility people with great birth, rank, or title
Patron a person (usually wealthy and aristocrat) who gives support to a person, art, or cause
Playwright a person who writes plays.
Theater a place where people go to watch plays
Tragedy a dramatic composition, often in verse, dealing with a serious or somber theme
Abdicate to give up a position, power, or authority; to resign, usually because one is forced out
Armada a large number or fleet of ships, usually military warships
Exile to force a person to leave his home or country as a punishment; to banish
Flagship the ship carrying the officer in command and displaying his flag
Galley a long, narrow boat with sails and oars, at one time often rowed by slaves; commonly used in the Mediterranean or by captains of British warships
Skipper the captain of a ship, usually of a small fishing or trading boat
Succession persons or things coming one after another; the process or right of a person coming to an office after another person leaves it.
Edmund Spenser (c. 1552-1599) English poet during the Elizabethan Era who wrote The Faerie Queene, an unfinished allegorical epic describing different facets of the Christian life, dedicated to Queen Elizabeth.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English playwright and poet during the Elizabethan Era, arguably the greatest playwright in world history and one of English literature’s all-time greatest figures. Wrote plays displaying a keen insight into human nature,
Nicholas Ridley (c. 1500-1555) English reformer and bishop who contributed to the Book of Common Prayer and the first draft of Anglican articles of faith; burned at the stake under Bloody Mary with Hugh Latimer
Sir Walter Raleigh (c. 1552-1618) English soldier and adventurer, an influential courtier and queen’s favorite during the reign of Elizabeth I, who championed the exploration and settlement of the New World.
Phillip II (1527-1598) Spanish king , son of Charles V, who ruled Spain at the height of her strength; also ruled parts of the Netherlands, Belgium, and Italy, and a vast New World empire. self-styled protector of the Catholic faith
Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-1587) Queen of Scotland, a Catholic ; forced to abdicate ;Fled to England where she immediately began conspiring to seize the English throne, claiming, as a Catholic, to be the only legitimate heir. Eventually executed for treason
Mary I (Bloody Mary): (1516-1558) Queen of England, eldest daughter of Henry VIII; successor to Protestant Edward VI Attempted to restore Catholicism as the state religion of England by means of bloody persecutions of Protestants. married to the Catholic Phillip II of Spain
Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593) English playwright during the Elizabethan Era, a contemporary of Shakespeare, whose Tragical History of Doctor Faustus began a tradition of great English tragedy.
Hugh Latimer (c. 1485-1555) English reformer and bishop burned at the stake under Bloody Mary with Nicholas Ridley; known for his dying words, “We shall this day light such a candle, by God’s grace, in England, as, I trust, shall never be put out.”
John Knox (c. 1514-1572) Scottish reformer who founded the Presbyterian Church in Scotland, having adopted Calvinistic theology while in exile in Geneva during the reign of Bloody Mary. opposed Catholic queen and established Scotland as Protestant state
James I (VI of Scotland) (1566-1625) English king , son of Mary, Queen of Scots and cousin and heir of Elizabeth I; known for his attempts to institute absolutism in England,; also known for commissioning the King James Bible
Elizabeth I (1533-1603) English queen , daughter of Henry VIII ; her reign marked the height of the English Renaissance, named the “Elizabethan Age” .
Edward VI: (1537-1553) English king , sole son of Henry VIII, a boy-king, helped strengthen Protestantism in England. , he died after a short reign,
Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556) Archbishop of Canterbury under Henry VIII; supported Henry in his break with Rome. Helped develop the Book of Common Prayer and the Thirty-Nine Articles, which defined English Protestantism. Martyred for his Protestant faith under Bloody Mar
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