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21 Cards in this Set

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Sir Thomas More
Utopia, written in Latin, made Saint by Catholic church
William Tyndale
The Obedience of a Christian Man, protestant, through faith alone
Thomas More
A Dialogue Concerning Heresies, anti-Protestant, objected to salvation through good works and biblical interpretation
Sir Thomas Hoby
The Courtier, protestant
Elizabeth I
Arthur Golding
Ovid's Metamorphoses, Golden Age, Puritan
Edmund Spenser
The Shepheardes Calendar - satirical, The Faerie Queene, wanted to become famous author, liked Chaucer
Sir Walter Ralegh
The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd - response to Marlowe, What is our life - play, The History of the World, Renaissance man, courtier
Sir Philip Sydney
The Defense of Poesy - freedom of poet, Greek and Roman words for poet (maker and prophet), possibly in response to The School of Abuse by Puritan
Christopher Marlowe
Doctor Faustus - like Greek tragedy, Faustus gives up soul to know everything, pride
Sonnets and King Lear
Sonnet 18 (Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?)
love and beauty is better than a summer's day, summer is too short, too windy, too cloudy
Sonnet 29 (When, in disgrace with Fortune and men's eyes)
cries to deaf heaven, wishes to be someone else, when he think about love however, he is happy
Sonnet 73 (That time of year thou mayst in me behold)
fall season when everything is aging and dying, twilight/night, embers of fire consume themselves, makes love stronger, appreciate time together
Sonnet 116 (Let me not to the marriage of true minds)
love is perfect, a guiding light, survives death
Sonnet 130 (My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun)
woman not perfect as some things, but still amazing
Sonnet 138 (When my love swears that she is made of truth)
both lying, woman about faithfulness, man about age, but they don't care
Henry VIII
established Church of England
Edward VI
Catholic, bloody
Elizabeth I