The situation at home (The Laity)

The situation at home - the house of commons, house of lords, privy council, marian exiles and population

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  • The situation at home (The Laity).
    • The House of Commons.
      • Largely Protestant with a few Catholics
    • The House of Lords
      • Largely Catholic with Bishops able to block legislation
    • The Privy Council
      • Mostly Protestant and dominated by William Cecil
    • The Marian Exiles
      • Fled England during Mary's reign to Geneva.
      • Upon return they expected key posts and opposed any Catholic compromise.
    • The population
      • Conservative in their religious sympathies


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