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Elizabeth Module 3: Elizabethan society in the Age of Exploration, 1558-88

In this module you will revise;


  1. Education and leisure (education at home, in schools and in universities, sports, pastimes and the theatre)

  2. The problem of the poor (the reasons for rising poverty and vagabondage and the changing attitudes and policies towards the poor)

  3. Exploration and voyages of discovery (factors promoting exploration, including the impact of new technology on ships and sailing, including the drive to expand trade)

  4. Raleigh and Virginia (The significance of Raleigh and the attempted colonisation of Virginia, and the reasons for failure)

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