Elizabeth I's personal beliefs

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  • Elizabeth I's personal beliefs
    • Boleyn's were protestant + held an evangelical stance
      • days before her arrest Anne Boleyn intrusted her daughters  spiritual well being to her chaplain Matthew Parker
        • Elizabeth's selection of him as her 1st archbishop of Canterbury suggests loyalty
    • Catherine Parr who arranged her education was a devout protestant
    • 1561  New years day -Dean of St Paul left A catholic prayerbook in the queens place  she claimed "you could never present me with a worse " (gift)  because " You know that I have an aversion to Idolatry"
    • Elizabeth kept a large crucifix in her private chapel and kept replacing it when people took it down
      • Elizabeth never said explicitly what her faith actually was
        • Elizabeth kept candles in her chapel banned them then brought them back


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