A Study of Elizabethan Period (1558-1603)


  • Muhammad Javed M.A. English Literature Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan




Elizabethan Age (1558-1603), Major Writers, Major Works, Contribution in Specific Genre, University Wits.


In this study, the researcher has mentioned the writers and their major works in Elizabethan age (1558-1603).  The researcher has mentioned almost nineteen writers and their famous works. By reading this research paper, any general reader can easily understand that who are the major writers of the age and what are their famous works. The language and method of presenting the data are very easy. The researcher also has mentioned the major contributions of this era’s writers. As we know that University Wits also fall in this era, thus the researcher has mentioned them and their works too.  S. Dutta (2014) declared that The University Wits is a phrase used to title a group of late 16th-century English pamphleteers and playwrights who were studied at the universities Cambridge and Oxford. They appeared famous worldly writers. This era has reminisced for its richness of drama and poetry. This era ended in 1603. Elizabeth turns out to be one of the greatest prominent royals in English history, mainly after 1588, when the English beat the Spanish Armada which had been sent by Spain to reestablish Catholicism and defeat England. All the way through the Elizabethan age, English literature has changed from a shell into a delightful being with imagination, creativeness, and boundless stories. It was not about mystery or miracle plays and the poetry was not nearby religion and the principles addressed in the Church.


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How to Cite

Javed, M. (2020). A Study of Elizabethan Period (1558-1603). International Journal Online of Humanities, 6(2), 60–80. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijohmn.v6i2.174