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William Shakespeare Within the Times He Lived

Shakespeare lived from 1567 to 1616. Scholars and historians often refer to him being a part of the Elizabethan Era, the period of English history during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, which lasted from 1558 - 1603, and was itself part of the larger Tudor Period. Shakespeare's life also overlapped with the Jacobean Era (1603-1625). Queen Elizabeth was a fan of theater and did see Shakespeare's plays performed. Her Successor, King James I, was also a fan of the arts and theater.

Life in Shakespeare's London

Articles And Websites About the Elizabethan Era

Videos About the Elizabethan Era

Performance at the Time

Other Entertainment

Art from Victorian editions of Shakespeare