WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616)

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool. Very little is known about William Shakespeare’s personal life and that is the … Continue reading WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616)

ENGLISH LITERATURE IN THE RENAISSANCE

Literature   “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves” – William Shakespeare Brief General outlook – from Humanism to Renaissance  The Renaissance was a … Continue reading ENGLISH LITERATURE IN THE RENAISSANCE

LITERATURE IN THE MIDDLE AGES

GENERAL OUTLOOK   The Middle Ages, if compared to the age of the great Viking invasions, can be considered a time of relative stability that favoured artistic development. The general … Continue reading LITERATURE IN THE MIDDLE AGES

GEOFFREY CHAUCER (approx. 1340-1400)

  BIOGRAPHY Geoffrey Chaucer came from a family that belonged to the urban middle class and yet benefitted from the Crown’s trust. Indeed he was appointed to many official charges … Continue reading GEOFFREY CHAUCER (approx. 1340-1400)

OUTLINES – THE MIDDLE AGES

http://www.tumblr.com   1066-Norman Conquest   William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy became William I 1066-1087 End of Anglo-Saxon rule Introduction of Feudal System Domesday Book Separation of clerical and lay … Continue reading OUTLINES – THE MIDDLE AGES