Elizabethan England - Elizabeth and her government

Frank Shrimpton
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This is about the conditions upon Elizabeth coming to power, how she ruled and the succession crisis. For GCSE history students with AQA. Enjoy! Very much WIP

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Elizabethan England - Elizabeth and her government
  1. Elizabeth coming to power
    1. The Tudor world
      1. There were some countries considered superpowers
        1. Spain
          1. (France)
            1. Holy Roman Empire
              1. England was NOT one
              2. Relationships between countries
                1. Enemies
                  1. France
                    1. Traditional enemy
                      1. Preoccupied
                      2. Scotland
                        1. Led by Mary QoS
                        2. Ireland
                          1. (Holy Roman Empire)
                            1. Catholic
                              1. Elizabeth protestant
                              2. Spain
                                1. Catholic
                                  1. At first OK - Mary I had married Philip
                                    1. E rejected Philip's proposal
                                  2. Allies
                                    1. Wales
                                      1. Netherlands
                                        1. Ruled by Spain
                                  3. E's background
                                    1. Family
                                      1. Mother Anne Boleyn
                                        1. Executed
                                        2. Father Henry VII
                                          1. She admired him
                                            1. He disliked her
                                              1. He said she was illegitimate
                                          2. Education
                                            1. Very good
                                              1. She was particularly clever and skilled
                                              2. Edward's rule
                                                1. He became aloof as king
                                                  1. He died at 15
                                                    1. Big protestant
                                                      1. During his rule, she started flirting with Thomas Seymour
                                                        1. Scandalous
                                                          1. She escaped with only embarrassment
                                                            1. Became less trusting
                                                        2. Mary's rule
                                                          1. Mary didn't like E
                                                            1. E's mother displaced Mary's
                                                              1. Jealous of her beauty
                                                                1. Put her in Tower of London
                                                                  1. Then house arrest
                                                                2. Catholic
                                                                  1. E had to attend catholic mass
                                                                    1. Liked Spanish
                                                                      1. Married Philip
                                                                        1. People got triggered at Spanish 'takeover'
                                                                          1. They did a failed rebellion
                                                                            1. Leader Wyatt said E supported him
                                                                              1. Retracted this before his death
                                                                    2. Everyone hated her
                                                                      1. Seen as crazy
                                                                        1. Killed 284 protestants
                                                                          1. Therefore hated all female rulers
                                                                      2. Problems faced
                                                                        1. Gender
                                                                          1. Female rulers crazy
                                                                            1. Queens should do maternal stuff
                                                                              1. King should do all the ruling
                                                                                1. People really want her to marry
                                                                            2. In loads of debt
                                                                              1. Bad international relations
                                                                                1. Protestant
                                                                                2. Young and inexperienced
                                                                                  1. Some think she shuldn't be Queen
                                                                                3. How did she run the government?
                                                                                  1. Privy council
                                                                                    1. Did loads of stuff
                                                                                      1. Coordinated law, law enforcement etc
                                                                                      2. Came to trust them a lot
                                                                                        1. Key members:
                                                                                          1. Sir William Cecil
                                                                                            1. Moderate protestant
                                                                                              1. Most trusted dude
                                                                                                1. Previous council member
                                                                                                  1. Experienced
                                                                                                  2. Always spoke his mind
                                                                                                    1. Threatened to resign
                                                                                                    2. Died 1598
                                                                                                    3. Sir Francis Walsingham
                                                                                                      1. Puritan
                                                                                                        1. Super protestant
                                                                                                        2. Very loyal
                                                                                                          1. Clashed with Cecil
                                                                                                            1. In charge of secret service
                                                                                                              1. Ally of Dudley
                                                                                                                1. Died 1590
                                                                                                                2. Robert Dudley
                                                                                                                  1. Puritan
                                                                                                                    1. Childhood friend of E
                                                                                                                      1. Romance with E
                                                                                                                        1. Ambitious
                                                                                                                          1. Died 1588
                                                                                                                          2. Sir Christopher Hatton
                                                                                                                            1. Moderate protestant
                                                                                                                              1. Hated puritans
                                                                                                                                1. Didn't mind catholics
                                                                                                                                2. Died 1591
                                                                                                                              2. E carefully appointed people
                                                                                                                                1. Factions hostile to one another
                                                                                                                                  1. Can't gang up on her
                                                                                                                                    1. Always some support
                                                                                                                                    2. Compete for affection
                                                                                                                                      1. Very effective
                                                                                                                                    3. Royal Court
                                                                                                                                      1. 500 people
                                                                                                                                        1. Followed her around
                                                                                                                                          1. Competed for attention
                                                                                                                                            1. She got many different ideas from different people
                                                                                                                                              1. Can make best decision
                                                                                                                                            2. Patronage
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