Hamlet Context

How long would Elizabethans have mourned a king? A year
Insets case in Elisabethen era? Henry 8th divorced Catherine of Aragon because she was his sister in law.
Who parallels Gertrude’s and Claudus’s marriage Mary Queen of Scott’s didn’t properly mourn her husband and remarried the man believed to be the killer
In Renaissance literature what where kings compared to ? The sun, hamlet compares his father to Hyperion
What is the link with Oedipus and Claudius City plunged into plague and ruin after killing a king
What does nunnery mean ? Convey a place of sanctuary or a broth all could mean either in Elisabethen era
Why does Hamlet prais restraint and discretion in the actors Shakespeare developing more serious drama, appealing to the ‘judicious’ rather than the ‘groundlings’ Act 2.2
What book forbids sister in law marry The book of common Prayer
Fennel Flattery
Columbine Adultery
Rue Repentance
Daisy Broken hearts
Violets Fidelity
When did the church finally allow funeral rites to suicide victims 19 century
Classical Roman and Greek how is suicide presented? Heroic
What is the significance about Wittenburg? Martin Luther launched the Protestant reform emphasis on biblical authority and indivisible responsibility
Michel de Montaigne
Michel de Montaigne believed that everyone experiences the world in their own way, and that knowledge is therefore subjective. He is considered to be the founder of Modern Skepticism,He believed true faith was not embracing a particular religious dogma, but rather recognising that as human beings there are certain things about divine nature that we cannot know. “The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.”
Niccolo Machiavelli ‘The Prince’. In Jacobean drama, the term ‘Machiavellian’ describes a person or an action that is ruthlessly pragmatic: the end justifies the means
Protestantism They believe that both the Bible and Sacred Roman Catholic tradition are necessary for salvation. Protestants believe that in the faith of Christ alone, believers are absolved of all their sins
Roman Catholics believe that faith in Christ is of supreme importance, but in itself is not sufficient to absolve us.
Humanism a rationalist outlook which believes in the importance of the human rather than divine or supernatural matters. A Renaissance cultural movement which turned away from medieval scholasticism and revived interest in ancient Greek and Roman thought. (among some contemporary writers) a system of thought criticised as being centred on the notion of the rational, autonomous self and ignoring the conditioned nature of the individual.
Government surveillance team was made up almost exclusively of men. This was her network of spies supervised by Walsingham, one of Elizabeth’s most loyal ministers, and their aim was to safeguard the life of the Queen. The efficiency of this network unearthed a series of plots to overthrow Elizabeth and replace her with the Catholic Mary Queen of Scots.
Babington Plot a plan in 1586 to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I, a Protestant, and put Mary, Queen of Scots, her Roman Catholic cousin, on the English throne. It led to the Queen of Scots’ execution. the aim was to restoratore the old religion