What should Elizabeth do with Mary?

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  • What should Elizabeth do with Mary?
    • Kill Mary
      • Mary was a Catholic queen who threatened the English church
      • As long as Mary was alive, plots against Elizabeth would continue
      • Parliament wanted Mary Queen of Scots to be put to death
      • In 1586, Elizabeth's spies found evidence that Mary had been involved in plots.
      • Mary had written to powerful people abroad. She asked for help to escape.
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    • What should Elizabeth do with Mary?
      • Kill Mary
        • Mary was a Catholic queen who threatened the English church
        • As long as Mary was alive, plots against Elizabeth would continue
        • Parliament wanted Mary Queen of Scots to be put to death
        • In 1586, Elizabeth's spies found evidence that Mary had been involved in plots.
        • Mary had written to powerful people abroad. She asked for help to escape.
    • Mary said she knew nothing about the plots against Elizabeth
    • Elizabeth didn't really believe the 1586 evidence -it may have been forged or Mary may have been tricked
    • Mary was a Queen -chosen by God
    • Mary was Scottish so she couldn't be tried by an English court
    • Great concern about the reaction of powerful Catholic countries such as Spain if Mary was executed

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