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- Examine England's Golden Age.
- Explore the life and works of William Shakespeare.
- Describe the reasons for the 30 Years' War.
- Take a look at the religious warfare that occurred in Europe during the Reformation.
- Discuss the Spanish Armada.
- Explain why states rose into sovereignty and empires declined.
- Explore the histories of the Bourbon and Habsburg dynasties.
1. Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth: Catholic vs. Anglican
The tumultuous affair of wars between cousins Queen Mary of Scots and Queen Elizabeth I of England is a misleading and tragic one. Learn more about the tension between their Catholic and Anglican roots, their claims to the throne, and the systemic issues that divided the two queens.
2. Queen Elizabeth I and England's Golden Age
England's golden era was contributed to by Queen Elizabeth I, who came to the throne from the Tudor dynasty, reigned for 45 years, and brought on the Elizabethan Era. Learn more about the Tudor Queen's reign and the advancements, policies, and accomplishments that her era achieved.
3. Introduction to Shakespeare: Life and Works
William Shakespeare was a renowned English playwright, actor, and poet who composed several masterpieces of literature that continue to impact society. However, scholars know surprisingly little about his life. Learn what we do know about the life of William Shakespeare and the type of literature that he composed, and read a summary of his significant works.
4. The 30 Years' War: Catholics vs. Protestants
The 30 Years' War ended with the Peace of Westphalia and the diminished power of the Habsburg Dynasty. Learn about this war between Catholics and Protestants by following a timeline of its four phases: Bohemian, Danish, Swedish, and French.
5. Religious Warfare Across Europe During the Reformation
In the 16th century, protestants started to reform the practices of the Catholic Church as an attempt to forward their own religious practices, otherwise known as 'The Protestant Reformation.' Learn more about religious warfare across Europe during the reformation.
6. The Netherlands During the Reformation
Great changes were brought to the Netherlands through the Reformation, which came to Europe in the 16th century. Learn more about the changes it made, the various conflicts it brought, Calvinism, Anabaptism, William of Orange, and the Netherlands' role in the Reformation.
7. The 80 Years War and the Spanish Armada
The 80 Years' War consisted of a revolt of the Netherlands against Spanish domination in order to gain economic and political freedom from Spain. Learn more about the economic and religious issues, battles, key leaders, and the importance it plays in history.
8. Westphalia and Peace of Augsburg: States' Rise to Sovereignty and Decline of the Empire
During the Reformation, several events throughout Europe challenged the power and domination of the Holy Roman Empire. Learn about concessions made to Protestant demands by the Holy Roman Empire as a result of treaties called the Peace of Augsburg and the Peace of Westphalia, and discover how it led to the rise of state sovereignty and the decline of the empire.
9. The History of the House of Bourbon in the Reformation
In the 16th century, the Protestant Reformation led the Protestant faithful to France, and, unfortunately, it also brought both bloodshed and destruction. Learn about the House of Bourbon Reformation, the war that broke out in response to it, who Henry Bourbon was, and the royal lineage of the Catholic House of Bourbon.
10. The Habsburg Dynasty in the Reformation
The reign of the Habsburg Dynasty in Europe is renowned for the stability and control they installed. Explore the impact of the Protestant Reformation, when Christian citizens revolted against and restructured the practices of the Catholic Church, on various Habsburg rulers, involving Charles V, Maximilian II, and Rudolf II.
11. Eastern Europe During the Reformation
During the 16th century, the Protestant Reformation led to vast changes in Europe's intellectual, religious, and political culture. Learn the definition of the Reformation, explore how Eastern Europe reacted to it, and review the effects of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation in both Hungary and Poland.
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