Homer was not written by Homer, but by another man of that name. Queen Elizabeth was the "Virgin Queen". As a Queen, she was a success. When she exposed herself before her troops they all shouted "Hurrah"! The greatest writer of the renaissance was William Shakespeare. He was born in the year 1564, supposedly on his birthday. He never made much money and is famous only because of his plays. He wrote tragedies,comedies,and hysterectomies, all in Islamic pentameter. Romeo and Juliet are an example of a heroicouplet. Romeo's last wish was be laid by Juliet. It was an age of great invention and discoveries. Guttenburg invented removable tape and the Bible. Another important invention was the circulation of blood. Sir Walter Raleigh is a historical figure because he invented cigarettes and started smoking. And Sir Francis Drake circumcised the world with a 100 Ft. clipper. Nero was a cruel tyranny who would torture his subjects by playing the fiddle to them. William Tell shot an arrow thru an apple while standing on his sons head. Joan of Arc was burnt to a steak and was cannonized by Bernard Shaw. John Milton wrote "Paradise Lost" and then his wife died and he wrote "Paradise Regained". Miguel Cervantes wrote "Donkey Hote".