Ch 19: AP World History: The Elizabethan Era

About This Chapter

Review the Elizabethan era with ease using this helpful AP World History chapter as your guide. The chapter is made up of short, concise video lessons and self-assessment quizzes that can get you up to speed ahead of exam day.

AP World History: The Elizabethan Era - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll find video lessons highlighting important topics related to the Elizabethan era. Get ready for the AP World History exam by watching videos about Queen Elizabeth I, the Spanish Armada and the Golden Age of England. Once you finish this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Detail the Catholic and Anglican conflict between Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth
  • Outline the life and works of Shakespeare
  • Discuss the Netherlands during the Reformation
  • Identify key events of the 80 Years War
  • Explain Westphalia and the Peace of Augsburg
  • Analyze the conflict between the Catholics and Protestants during the 30 Years War

You can work at your own pace as you study this chapter, reviewing as many or as few of the lessons as you need to to feel prepared for test day. Each video is easy to navigate using the timeline feature so you can access just the information you choose to study. If you have any questions along the way, submit them to one of our experts through the dashboard.

7 Lessons in Chapter 19: AP World History: The Elizabethan Era
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Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth: Catholic vs. Anglican

1. Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth: Catholic vs. Anglican

This lesson will explain the conflict between Mary, Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I of England that eventually led to Mary's execution. It will also highlight the conflict between Catholicism and Protestant England.

Queen Elizabeth I and England's Golden Age

2. Queen Elizabeth I and England's Golden Age

This lesson will focus on the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England, known as England's Golden Age. It will highlight England's advancements in economic growth, the sciences, the arts, and exploration under the lone rule of Elizabeth, the Virgin Queen.

Introduction to Shakespeare: Life and Works

3. Introduction to Shakespeare: Life and Works

This video provides a crash course introduction to William Shakespeare's life, plays, and poetry. From 'Two Gentlemen of Verona' to 'The Tempest', we'll give you a timeline of his works and quick descriptions of what you need to know to identify them.

The 30 Years War: Catholics vs. Protestants

4. The 30 Years War: Catholics vs. Protestants

This lesson will explore the reasons for the 30 Years' War. It will highlight the different phases of the war while also explaining why most of Europe took up battle against the Holy Roman Empire and the Hapsburg Dynasty.

The Netherlands During the Reformation

5. The Netherlands During the Reformation

This lesson will focus on the Protestant Reformation and its effect on the Netherlands. It will highlight the role Protestantism, especially in the form of Calvinism, played in the Netherlands' fight for freedom from Catholic Spain.

The 80 Years War and the Spanish Armada

6. The 80 Years War and the Spanish Armada

This lesson will explain the relationship between the 80 Years' War and the Spanish Armada. It will focus on the Netherlands' struggle for independence from Spain while also describing the role England played in the conflict.

Westphalia and Peace of Augsburg: States' Rise to Sovereignty and Decline of the Empire

7. Westphalia and Peace of Augsburg: States' Rise to Sovereignty and Decline of the Empire

This lesson focuses on the Holy Roman Empire during the Reformation. As it highlights the Peace of Augsburg and the Peace of Westphalia, it will illustrate the rise of state power, and the decline of the empire.

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