(of English culture, history, traditions, etc.) before the reign of Queen Elizabeth I; before the second half of the 16th century.
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How to use pre-Elizabethan in a sentence
Judging from the pre-Elizabethan literature, who would have expected the brilliancy of the Elizabethan period?Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic | Sidney L. Gulick
A pre-Elizabethan dietetic millennium is a retrospective mirage.Nineteen Centuries of Drink in England | Richard Valpy French
Authoritative for the pre-Elizabethan drama, with valuable bibliography and appendices.The Facts About Shakespeare | William Allan Nielson