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Jacobean (Lat. Jacobus, ‘James’) Artistic styles during the reign (1603–25) of James I. The major literary form was drama, such as the works of Webster and the late plays of Shakespeare. Metaphysical poetry, such as the work of John Donne, was also a feature of the age. In architecture, the major achievement was the work of Inigo Jones.


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Jacobean of or relating to the reign (1603–25) of James I of England; (of furniture) in the style prevalent during the reign of James I, especially being the colour of dark oak.

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