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Tudor and Elizabethan Literature: Tudor and Elizabethan Literature

Introduction to Tudor and Elizabethan Literature

Welcome fo the LibGuide on Tudor and Elizabethan Literature. Here you will find some resources to help you in your studies. 

The Frontispiece to The Faerie Queene (Wickipedia)

The epic poem The Faerie Queene frontispiece, printed by William Ponsonby in 1590.

Retrieved from: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/71/The_Faerie_Queene_frontispiece.jpg

Tudor Literature consists of work published during the Tudor Reign of England (1485-1603). Elizabethan Literature consists of work published specifically during the reign of Elizabeth I of England (1558-1603), the last of the Tudor's. Prominent authors of the era include Edmund Spenser, Christopher Marlowe, and William Shakespeare.  

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LC Subject: English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700
LC Subject: English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism

Major Authors and Literary Works

Thomas More (1478-1535)

Edmund Spenser (1552-1599)

WIlliam Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593)

Ben Jonson (1572-1637)

John Donne (1572-1631)

John Milton (1608-1674)

Margaret Cavendish (1623-1673)

Criticism, Context, and Biography

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