Definition of Elizabethan age

1. Noun. A period in British history during the reign of Elizabeth I in the 16th century; an age marked by literary achievement and domestic prosperity.

Generic synonyms: Age, Historic Period

Lexicographical Neighbors of Elizabethan Age

Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman
Elizabeth Gaskell
Elizabeth Haldane
Elizabeth I
Elizabeth II
Elizabeth Merriwether Gilmer
Elizabeth Palmer Peabody
Elizabeth Peabody
Elizabeth River
Elizabeth Sanderson Haldane
Elizabeth Seaman
Elizabeth Seton
Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabethan English
Elizabethan age
Elizabethan sonnet
Elizabethan sonnets
Ella Fitzgerald

Literary usage of Elizabethan age

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"THE elizabethan age OF ENGLISH LITERATURE. THE literary temper of Elizabethan England was distinguished a splendid vitality and vivacity, a rare catholicity ..."

2. Thought and Expression in the Sixteenth Century by Henry Osborn Taylor (1920)
"CHAPTER XXIX THE DRAMATIC SELF-EXPRESSION OF THE elizabethan age ALL things worked together to make the Drama a full and complete expression of the ..."

3. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1905)
"The elizabethan age of English literature was one of such exuberant energy that only by slow degrees could the impetus exhaust itself. ..."

4. A History of Literary Criticism in the Renaissance by Joel Elias Spingarn (1908)
"... THE elizabethan age THOSE who have some acquaintance, however superficial, with the literary criticism of the Italian ' Renaissance will find an account ..."

5. English Literature: Its History and Its Significance for the Life of the by William Joseph Long (1909)
"Characteristics of the elizabethan age. The most characteristic feature of the age was the comparative religious tolerance, which Religious was due largely ..."

6. The English Novel: Being a Short Sketch of Its History from the Earliest by Walter Alexander Raleigh (1904)
"THE elizabethan age : SIDNEY AND NASH. THE most notable of the Elizabethan writers of fiction were not imitators of Lyly. ..."

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