Renaissance. 1485-1660. English Renaissance. The English renaissance began in Italy in the fourteenth century and lasted into the sixteenth century. Renaissance means “rebirth” It refers particularly to renewed interest in classical learning . Major Characteristics of the Renaissance.
Renewal of Classical Literature
Answered questions like: What is a human being? What is a good life? How do I lead a good life?
4. Protestant Reformation
The Tudors created the English Reformation and Renaissance leading the into a freer “think for yourself culture”
They brought peace to England after 150 years of continuous warfare.