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The English Renaissance

The English Renaissance

One of the last places to be reached by the Renaissance was the English countryside. England was locked in a bloody civil war known as the War of the Roses. In the late 1400s A.D., this civil war ended, and the Tudor family began to rule the nation.

The newly enthroned King Henry VII invited Italian humanists to join his court and teach his people. The Renaissance in England focused much more on literary works than in other areas. One of the most famous playwrights during this time period was a man named William Shakespeare. Shakespeare wrote immensely popular plays that were attended by thousands of people.