220.127.116.11 A body of people who lived
in the same palace as the
18.104.22.168 Mostly made up of
members of the nobility.
22.214.171.124 Their job was to: entertain and
advise the monarch and to show
wealth and power to the public
2.1.2 Privy Council
126.96.36.199 Made up of leading
courtiers and advisers,
in addition to the
nobles and senior
188.8.131.52 Met up at least 3 times a
week for meetings, which
included the monarch
184.108.40.206 They debated current
issues and advised the
monarch, ensured all her
decisions were carried out
and oversaw law &
order within the local
220.127.116.11 Included the
House of Lords,
and the House of
18.104.22.168 Elections were held
before each new
parliament, but only
very few could vote
2.1.4 Lords &
22.214.171.124 They were members of the
nobility & helped maintain the
126.96.36.199 Oversaw the
enforcement of policies
2.1.5 Justices of Peace (JPs)
188.8.131.52 Landowners that kept law and
orders within their local areas.
184.108.40.206.1 Part of the local gov.
2.1.6 The Secretary of
220.127.116.11 The monarch's closet
18.104.22.168.1 Sir William Cecil held the
position until 1573
2.2 Elizabethan Society
2.2.1 The Elizabethan society was made up of:
the Nobility, the Gentry, Yeomen, Tenant
Farmers, Landless or labouring poor and
2.3.1 The Pope disapproved King Henry VII's (her
father) divorce from Catherine of Aragon.
22.214.171.124 He created his own church, now known as Church of
England, and the proceed to grant himself permission
to divorce his ex wife in order to marry Anne Boleyn
(her mother). This is how Protestantism came about.
126.96.36.199.1 The Pope and all Catholics refused to acknowledege the divorce,
so when Elizabeth was born, techinically in wedlock, many
people saw her as illegimate.
188.8.131.52.1.1 After Anne Boleyn's execution Henry
VII declared Elizabeth as illegitimate.
184.108.40.206.1.2 This was a problem for Elizabeth on her
accession to the throne.
2.4 Gender & Marriage
2.4.1 In the era of her reign
women were not considered
to be physcially or
emotionally capable of ruling
220.127.116.11 Her half sister, Mary I, left a bad
reputation for female monarchs
18.104.22.168.1 Mary I, was known as bloody Mary due to the
large amount of people she had executed
during her reign.
2.5 Character & Strength
2.5.1 She was very intelligent
22.214.171.124 Had a very short temper
3 1.3 Challenge to the religious
4 1.2 The 'settlement' of
4.1 The English Reformation began
in Europe in 1532, when King
Henry VII created the Church of
4.2 Religious Divisions in
126.96.36.199 Believed that the bible should be
translated into their own language,
making it easier for them to engage
with their religion.
188.8.131.52.1 Extreme Protestants (Puritans) wanted their
whole religion to be based solely on what
was inside the bible.