Ch 19: The Reign of Elizabeth I

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Learn about Queen Elizabeth I's reign by completing this chapter. Information covered will teach you about England's status, different conflicts, related literature and the Reformation during this time period.

The Reign of Elizabeth I - Chapter Summary

Queen Elizabeth I's reign is thoroughly discussed in these lessons. You will learn about her staunch rivalry with Queen Mary and other biographical information. You will also learn about the various advancements in England during this time period, such as economic growth, the sciences, and the arts. As you complete the lessons, you will also learn about the various conflicts that occurred during this time period. Specific topics discussed include:

  • England's Golden Age
  • Shakespeare and his works
  • The 30 Years War
  • The 80 Years War
  • Eastern Europe, the Habsburg Dynasty, and religious warfare during the Reformation

Each succinct lesson, created by content experts, delivers instruction in a manner where the important information is easily ascertained. There are also available assessments that will help you check your learning so that you can know which areas require more study. After you have decided which areas you need to review, you can use the interactive timeline on the videos to go back and watch only what is necessary.

8 Lessons in Chapter 19: The Reign of Elizabeth I
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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.

Religious Warfare Across Europe During the Reformation

5. 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 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.

The Habsburg Dynasty in the Reformation

7. The Habsburg Dynasty in the Reformation

This lesson focuses on the Habsburg Dynasty during the Reformation. It will highlight the dealings of the Holy Roman Emperors with Protestantism, while also explaining the Reformation's effect on Spain.

Eastern Europe During the Reformation

8. 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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