Elizabeth I versus the Church

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  • Elizabeth I versus the Church (1559-1603)
    • She is adamant that no further changes needto be made to the settlement
      • Edmund Grindal (high positioned PURITAN) disagreed!
        • Puritans resist the vestments and wear simple garments
          • Liz responds by ordering Matthew Parker in 1566 to enforce it
            • The Archbishop then publishes the "Book of Advertisment"
              • 37 clergy resign (no more vestment challenges)
        • PURITAN CHALLENGE
          • Puritans make 'Prophesying' meetings to educate and read the Bible
            • Liz responds by ordering new Archbishop Grindal to suppress them
              • However, Grindal is supportive and is instead suspended and placed under house arrest in 1577
          • Parliament
            • Includes Puritan MPs who introduce bills
              • 1571 --> Walter Strickland changes to prayer book
                • Liz responds
                  • 1587 --> Cope and Wentworth want to remove the hierarchy in church
                  • 1571 --> suppression bill
                  • 1587
                    • Tower of London for Cope and Wentworth
                    • Speaker of Commons is ordered not to allow anymore discussion on the bills
              • 1587 --> Cope and Wentworth want to remove the hierarchy in church
    • More challenges
      • Puritans make 'Prophesying' meetings to educate and read the Bible
        • Liz responds by ordering new Archbishop Grindal to suppress them
          • However, Grindal is supportive and is instead suspended and placed under house arrest in 1577
      • Parliament
        • Includes Puritan MPs who introduce bills
          • 1571 --> Walter Strickland changes to prayer book
            • Liz responds
              • 1571 --> suppression bill
              • 1587
                • Tower of London for Cope and Wentworth
                • Speaker of Commons is ordered not to allow anymore discussion on the bills
    • 1589
      • Opposition lessens after the Earl of Leicester's death
      • However, in 1593 an Act Against Seditious Sectaries is passed
        • This means that people must attend church or face exile and execution upon return
          • Proves that the threat was still high!!

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