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Jacobean Age

Jacobus is the Latin form of the name James; the Jacobean Age, therefore, refers to the reign of James I of England (James VI of Scotland), from 1603 (the death of Elizabeth) to 1625 (the succession of Charles I). The big names in the English literature of the day: the playwrights Ben Jonson and John Webster; the poet John Donne (the most famous of the metaphysical poets); the prose writers Bacon and Burton; and the King James Version (Authorised Version) of the Bible.

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