Not a lot of women in this section . . .
Needless to say, ETS loves the Renaissance almost as much as it loves John Milton. A number of the folks I have listed here are minor figures, but the ones who aren't minor you really should know for the exam. I have made a section called "Shakespeare Studying Strategy," which lays out how I went about studying Shakespeare (it's easy -- don't stress).
Wyatt and Surrey
*Sir Walter Ralegh*
*Sir Phillip Sidney*