England in the Early 17th Century
- The British empire, which was already an extremely influential power in the world, expanded rampantly, especially in London
- Slave trading was very important in the British Empire
- (above two: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-19032742.html)
- There was increasing tension between Catholic church and government
- There was a Catholic attempt to kill the king, which led to reduced rights for Catholics
- (above two: http://www.parliament.uk/documents/upload/g08.pdf)
- In the early 17th Century, England underwent an explosion of improvements, even for the lower classes. In terms of Agriculture, methods were upgraded to yield more bountiful crops.
- Trade amongst the European countries increased greatly; they gained access to the foreign crops, fruits and plants which could not thrive in England’s cooler climate.
- There was rapid increase in wealth among nobility due to agricultural revolution
- Created a new taste of luxuries in housing, furniture and dress - Elegant and substantial houses, elaborately carved furniture, household items included: glass mirrors, intricate carpets, velvet chairs and ornamental French clocks
- Literature was since neglected, however, because of rise of figures such as Spenser and Shakespeare, literature had higher impulse on people
- (above five: http://www.publicbookshelf.com/public_html/Our_Country_Vol_1/life17th_dh.html)