Elizabeth's Succession

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  • Elizabeth's Succession
    • Constantly harassed by Privy Council over a marriage and heir
      • Elizabeth happy without a husband
        • A 'Second Person' would be victim of plots to remove them, like she was.
    • 1st marriage negotiation
      • Duke of Anjou 1570/1
        • Catholic
        • Privy Council persuaded against marrying a French Catholic
    • 2nd neogtiation
      • Duke of Alencon 1572
        • Continued for a decade
        • Small French man
        • Smallpox scars
        • Her 'frog'
        • Negotiations gradually waned
    • Emotional connection with Leicester
      • Cecil outraged by this
      • Legal consequences; Leicester's previous wife
    • Grey sisters also potential heirs
      • Both imprisoned by  Elizabeth for marrying without her permission
      • Both dead by 1578
    • Philip unhappy with Scottish or French heir
    • Possibly affected by sexual abuse by Thomas Seymour


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