Government on Elizabeth's accession

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  • Government on Elizabeth's accession (1518)
    • The Court
      • Made up of noblemen who acted as the monarch's advisers and friends
      • They advised the monarch and helped display her wealth and power
      • Members of the court could also be members of the Privy Council
        • The Privy Counci
          • Members of nobility that helped govern the country
          • Monitored parliament, Justices of the Peace, and oversaw law and order and the security of the country
    • The Privy Counci
      • Members of nobility that helped govern the country
      • Monitored parliament, Justices of the Peace, and oversaw law and order and the security of the country
    • Justices of the Peace
      • JPs were large landowners
      • Appointed by the government
      • Kept law and order locally and heard court cases
    • Parliament
      • Advised Elizabeth's government
        • The House of Lords and the House of Commons
      • The house of Lords was made up of noblemen and Bishops
      • The House of Commons was elected
        • Very few people could vote
      • Passed laws and approved taxes (extraordinary taxation)
    • Lord Lieutentants
      • Noblemen appointed by the governemnt
      • Governed English counties and raised the local militia
    • Elizabeth could not pass laws or raise taxes without government approval

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