The Elizabethan Era is named after one of the greatest Queens of England - Queen Elizabeth. It was known as the Renaissance age. The Elizabethan era was an important and one of the most fascinating periods. In the history of England many developments, inventions and new ideas were introduced during the Elizabethan era. The Elizabethan Era is not only famous for the Virgin Queen but also for the era itself - Great Explorers, such as Sir Francis Drake and Walter Raleigh.
The printing technology was introduced during this period. People showed interest in various sciences and inventions. Knowledge became power during this period. The most important was the introduction of the very first Theatre in England - the Globe Theatre. The Famous Figures who featured in the history of this era were
- The Queen's love Robert Dudley,
- The sinister Dr. John Dee,
- The intrigues of the spy-master Sir Francis Walsingham,
- The Queen's chief advisor Sir William Cecil (Lord Burghley) and
- The worldwide famous William Shakespeare. Religion, politics, executions, crime and punishment all played their part in the Elizabethan era. And so did the commoners! Entertainment
At that time, hunting was not only for food, but also a sport. Another entertainment sport was hawking. This was a kind of a sport only for rich, because the poor could not afford the birds of prey much less a place to keep them. One of the most important entertainments was jousting.
But with the introduction of theatres people got much attracted towards them.
The Elizabethan era was an important era and laid down the foundation of the English drama. The Elizabethans built the first permanent theatres in London. There were two kinds of theatres. One was the amphitheatre, which was of the same type as the rebuilt Globe Theatre. The more expensive seats and the stage were both roofed over, but the body of the theatre was open to