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Was the Elizabethan period a ‘golden age’ of culture for Elizabethans?

Elizabeth dancingThis enquiry  helps students evaluate how far the Elizabethan period could be described as a ‘Golden Age’ of culture.

Depending whether you teach AQA or Edexcel, you will enquiry at this question in the same way using resources that suit your particular specification.

Students read a reconstruction of an entertaining day spent in London in 1588. This story  is written through the eyes of a rich chap.

They use the information to help them make up their own mind – was this really a cultural Golden Age or simply a myth deliberately spread by Elizabeth’s propaganda machine and nostalgic writers ever since?

Make sure you download the correct enquiry for your specification!

 

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