Elizabethan Rule

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  • Elizabethan Rule
    • Threats to Her Reign
      • Mary, Queen of Scots
        • Her foreign marriage, death of both her husbands and suspicions in her second husband's assassination made Mary an unfavourable figure to Elizabeth's rule.
      • Her gender
        • Being female, Elizabeth faced a lot of ignorant, sexist views and comments from her fellow Parliament members and citizens.
      • Hereditary Issues
        • Elizabeth was considered an illegitimate child of Henry VIII, because he had divorced his first wife to marry her mother.
    • Rebellions
      • Essex
        • Rebelled due to issues with his Uncle being sent to Ireland to fight. He failed, and was executed in 1601.
    • Methods of avoiding issues
      • Immediate Punishments
        • Criminals who went against the Queen were swiftly and mercilessly executed for their crimes.
      • Diverse Parliament
        • Elizabeth made sure her Parliament was varied and fair for all views to be represented.
  • Religion
    • Being Protestant, the Catholic people in her country often viewed Elizabeth with suspicion and distrust/
    • Threats to Her Reign
      • Mary, Queen of Scots
        • Her foreign marriage, death of both her husbands and suspicions in her second husband's assassination made Mary an unfavourable figure to Elizabeth's rule.
      • Her gender
        • Being female, Elizabeth faced a lot of ignorant, sexist views and comments from her fellow Parliament members and citizens.
      • Hereditary Issues
        • Elizabeth was considered an illegitimate child of Henry VIII, because he had divorced his first wife to marry her mother.
  • Northern
    • Previously powerful Dukes rebelled after losing power. They failed, and most were executed in November, 1569.
    • Rebellions
      • Essex
        • Rebelled due to issues with his Uncle being sent to Ireland to fight. He failed, and was executed in 1601.

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