Major Authors and Their Works of the Elizabethan Age

Major Authors and Their Works of the Elizabethan Age- What we call the Elizabethan age in the history of England, we call it the Age of Shakespeare in the history of English literature. It is also called the Age of the Renaissance. In the sphere of religion, it is called the Age of Reformation.

The Elizabethan Age is predominantly the age of Renaissance in all spheres of Art, Literature, culture, and Architecture. The term ‘Renaissance’ means the rebirth of the revival of classical Greek and Italian literature and culture.

It was also an age of discoveries and explorations of new lands through adventurous voyages. It was equally an age of intense patriotism.

Here you will get a list of important Elizabethan Age and their writers for free. It is also suitable for PGT English, TGT English, PSC examination, UGC NET, Ph.D. Entrance, Mphil Entrance, and others.

Major Authors and Their Works of the Elizabethan Age
Major Authors and Their Works of the Elizabethan Age

Major Authors and Their Works of the Elizabethan Age

  1. Edmund Spenser (1552-1599)
  2. Philip Sidney (154-1586)
  3. Ben Jonson (1573-1637)
  4. Daniel (1562-1619)
  5. Michael Drayton (1563-1631)
  6. William Warner (1558-1609)
  7. Thomas Sackville (1536-1608)
  8. George Gascoigne(1525-1577)
  9. William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
  10. Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593)
  11. George Peele (1558-1597)
  12. Robert Greene (1560-1592)
  13. Thomas Nash (1567-1601)
  14. Thomas Lodge (1558-1625)
  15. Thomas Kyd (1557-1595)
  16. John Lyly (1554=1606)
  17. Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
  18. John Fletcher (1579-1625)
  19. John Webster (1580-1625)
  20. John Ford (1586-1639)
  21. Philip Massinger (1583-1640)
  22. Thomas Heywood (1575-1650)
  23. Francis Beaumont (1584-1616)
  24. Roger Ascham (1515-1568)
  25. Robert Burton (1577-1640)
  26. Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682)
  27. Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679)
  28. Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)
  29. Sir Thomas More (1478-1535)
  30. Raphael Holinshed
  31. Richard Hakluyt
  32. Richard Hooker (1552-1600)
  33. William Webbe(16th Century)
  34. George Puttenham

Top 35 Authors and Their Works of the Elizabethan Age

1- Edmund Spenser (1552-1599)

  • The Faerie Queene
  • The Shepherd’s Calendar
  • Amoretti
  • Epithalamion
  • Prothalamion
  • Mother Hubbard’s Tale
  • The Ruis of Time
  • The Tears of the Muses
  • Astrophel

2-Philip Sidney

  • An Apologies for the poetry
  • Arcadia
  • Astrophel and Stella
  • The Lady of May

3- Ben Jonson

  • Everyman in His Humour
  • Every Man out of His Humour
  • Volpone or theFox
  • Cynthia’s Revels
  • The Alchemist
  • Bartholomew Fayre
  • Epicene of the Silent Women
  • Sejanus His Conspiracy
  • The Poetaster
  • The Devil as an Ass
  • The Masque of Beauty

4- Daniel

  • Delia
  • Civil Wars Between the Two Houses of Lancaster and York

5- Michael Drayton

  •  The Battle of Agincourt
  • England’s Heroic Epistles
  • The Barons Wars
  • Polyolbion

6- William Warner

  • Albion’s England

7- Thomas Sackville

  • The Myrroure for Magistrates
  • Gorboduc

8-George Gascoigne

  • Steel Glass
  • Supposes
  • Jocasta

9- William Shakespeare

  • The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Measure for Measure
  • The Comedy of Errors
  • Lave’s Labour Lost
  • The Taming of the Shrew
  • All’s Well that Ends Well
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • As You Like It
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Macbeth
  • Hamlet
  • King Lear
  • Othello
  • Antony and Cleopatra
  • Julius CaesarTimon of Athens
  • Coriolanus
  • King John
  • King Richard the Second
  • King Henry the Fourth
  • Cymbeline
  • Pericles
  • The Winter’s Tale
  • The Tempest
  • Venus and Adonis

10- Christopher Marlowe

  • Tamburlaine the Great
  • Edward II
  • Doctor Faustus
  • The Jew of Malta
  • The Tragedy of Dido

11- George Peele

  • The Arraignment of Paris
  • The Famous Chronicle of King Edward I

12- Robert Greene

  • Frier Bacon and Frier Bungey
  • Orlando Furioso
  • Pandosto

13- Thomas Nash

  • The Unfortunate Traveller

14- Thomas Lodge

  • The Wounds of Civil War
  • Rosalynde

15- Thomas Kyd

  • The Spanish Tragedy

16- John Lyly

  • Euphues The Anatomy of Wit
  • Euphues and His England
  • Endymion

17- Francis Bacon

  • Essays
  • The Advancement of Learning
  • The New Atlantis
  • Novum Organum

18- John Fletcher

  • Philaster
  • The Maid’s Tragedy

19- John Ford

  • The Broken Heart
  • The Pit She is Whore
  • The Lover’s Melancholy
  • Love’s Sacrifice

20- Philip Massinger

  • A New Way to pay old Debts
  • The City Madam
  • The Duke Milena

21-Thomas Heywood

  • A Woman Killed With Kindness
  • The English Traveller
  • The Captives

22-Francis Beaumont

  • A king and No King
  • The NIght of the Burning Pestle

23- Roger Ascham

  • The Schoolmaster

24- Robert Burton

  • The Anatomy of Melancholy

25- Sir Thomas Browne

  • Religio Medici
  • Vulgar Errors
  • Hydrotaphia or Urne Burriale
  • Christian Morals

26- Thomas Hobbes

  • Leviathan

27-Jeremy Taylor

  • The Liberty of Prophesying
  • Holy Living
  • Holy Dying

28-Thomas Fuller

  • The Church History of Britain
  • The Worthies of England
  • Good Thoughts and Bad Times

29- Sir Thomas Moore

  • Utopia

30- Sir Walter Raleigh

  • History of the World

31- Raphael Holinshed

  • Chronicles of ENGLAND

32- Richard Hooker

  • Ecclesiastical Polity

33- William Webbe

  • The discourse of English Poetry

34- George Puttenham

  • Arte of English Poesie

Best Book For Elizabethan Age

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MCQ on Elizabethan Age

1- Which age is regarded as the golden age of English literature

Ans- Elizabethan Age

2- Renaissance is a

Ans- French Word

3- Meaning of Reinassance is —

Ans- Rebirth, Revival, and Reawakening

4- Reinassance first came in —–

Ans- Italy

5- Early of Surrey introduced —-

Ans- Blank Verse

6- Who is called the Earl of Surrey

Ans- Henry Heywood

7-The First English comedy is

Ans-Ralph Roister Doister

8-  The first English comedy Ralph Roister Doister is written by

Ans- Nicholas Udall

9- The first English tragedy is

Ans- Gorboduc

10-  The first English tragedy is written in

Ans- 1561

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