Unit 4: Alliance and diplomacy

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  • Unit 4: Alliance and diplomacy 1553-72
    • Mary's Spanish marriage unpopular
    • England at war against France
      • Calais lost
    • Elizabeth wanted to maintain English independence and security
    • England was surrounded by hostile Catholic powers
    • Elizabeth avoided cost and uncertain outcome of war
      • Used indirect means to assist Protestants on the continent
        • Escalation of crisis
    • Arrival of Mary, Queen of Scots in England in 1568 threatened Elizabeth's position
    • Key events: Mary's marriage to Philip of Spain, loss of Calais, Treaty of Berwick, religious wars in France, Mary, QoS arrival in England, Northern Rebellion, excommunication, Ridolfi Plot, St Bartholomew's Day Massacre

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