Mary, Queen of Scots Revision

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GCSE History (The Elizabethan Era) Flashcards on Mary, Queen of Scots Revision, created by Keera on 11/26/2014.

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Who was Mary, Queen of Scots in relation to Elizabeth I? Mary, Queen of Scots was Elizabeth's cousin.
When did Mary become Queen of Scotland and who did she succeed? Mary became Queen of Scotland in 1542. She succeeded James V.
True or False: Mary had the best claim to the throne of England if Elizabeth did not marry and have children. True.
Why did Mary Queen of Scots pose a double threat to Elizabeth I? She was a Catholic and was married to the heir to the French throne in 1558, when England was at war with France.
When did Mary return to Scotland? In 1561 when her husband died.
What did Elizabeth decide to do when Mary fled to England for support from her cousin? Mary was to remain in England as a royal prisoner in 'honourable captivity'. This meant she was kept in custody but treated with the respect due to a Queen.
Who did Elizabeth want Mary to marry? Someone who wouldn't support her claim to the throne.
Who was Mary's second marriage to? Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley. This was a problem for Elizabeth because he was the great grandson of Henry VII.
When did Mary flee to England? In 1568
Give one reason why Mary's arrival in England was a problem for Elizabeth. Elizabeth thought it was wrong to support those who had rebelled against their lawful monarch, as the Scots had done.
Give one reason why Mary's arrival in England was a problem for Elizabeth. She couldn't send Mary back to Scotland because this would show she agreed with what the Scots had done.
Give one reason why Mary's arrival in England was a problem for Elizabeth. She could not sent Mary back to Scotland to regain her throne because this would increase her power and therefore she would be more of a threat to Elizabeth.
Why couldn't Elizabeth allow Mary to stay in England? Mary would provide an alternative Queen for Catholics. This would encourage plots against Elizabeth.
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