Early 17th Century
What was the general subject of the Welsh poet Katherine Philips's work?
celebrations of the transience of all life and beauty
celebrations of lesbian sexuality in terms that did not imply a male readership
celebrations of religious ecstasy and divine inspiration
celebrations of female friendship in Platonic terms normally reserved for male friendships
James I liked to imagine himself as a modern version of which ruler?
What was the intended target of the Gunpowder Plot in 1605?
the Houses of Parliament
Which of the following colonial ventures took place in the reign of James I (1603-25)?
the founding of the Jamestown settlement
the founding of the Plymouth colony
Henry Hudson's fruitless search for the Northwest Passage
all of the above
What was the tile of Thomas Hobbes's defense of absolute sovereignty based on a theory of social contract?
The Litany in a Time of Plague
The Advancement of Learning
Who served as Protector under England's first written constitution?
Which religious radical advocated the civic toleration of all religions, including Catholicism, Judaism, and Islam?
What is the delicate balancing act of Marvell's \ Horatian Ode\?
praising Roman virtues whilst endorsing Christian beliefs
praising feminine virtue whilst mocking the fixation on chastity
celebrating Cromwell's victories whilst inviting sympathy for the executed king
celebrating the Restoration whilst regretting the frivolity of the new regime
Which of the following was not one of the four bodily humours?
What was the licensing system?
All royalties from the sale of books went to the crown (hence the name).
Poets were required to have a university diploma (the original \ poetic license\ ).
All books had to be dedicated to a noble or royal patron.
All books had to be submitted for official approval before publication.
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