Ch 17: The Elizabethan Era Overview

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Learn about the historical events of the Elizabethan Era by viewing these engaging text and video lessons covering Queen Elizabeth I and England's Golden Age.

The Elizabethan Era Overview - Chapter Summary

This chapter traces the key figures and events that occurred during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. You'll study religious warfare across Europe, events in the Netherlands during the Reformation, the Peace of Augsburg, and more. At the end of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Describe Queen Elizabeth I's role in England's Golden Age
  • Explain religious warfare across Europe during the Reformation
  • Understand Westphalia and the state's rise to sovereignty and decline of the Empire
  • Discuss the history of the House of Bourbon in the Reformation
  • Provide examples of Eastern Europe during the Reformation

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6 Lessons in Chapter 17: The Elizabethan Era Overview
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Queen Elizabeth I and England's Golden Age

1. 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.

Religious Warfare Across Europe During the Reformation

2. Religious Warfare Across Europe During the Reformation

This lesson will explain the different wars which waged across Europe during the Reformation. It will begin with the German Peasants' Revolt and continue through the 30 Years' War, ending with the Peace of Westphalia.

The Netherlands During the Reformation

3. 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.

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

4. 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.

The History of the House of Bourbon in the Reformation

5. The History of the House of Bourbon in the Reformation

This lesson will explain the effects and events of the Protestant Reformation within France. It will discuss the dealings of the French Protestants, known as Huguenots, with the royal House of Bourbon.

Eastern Europe During the Reformation

6. Eastern Europe During the Reformation

This lesson will focus on the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation within Eastern Europe. As it highlights Hungary and Poland, it will explore the reasons why the Reformation did not last within these countries.

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