AQA A2 History- Essay Plan about the religious threat throughout Elizabeth's reign

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'Elizabeth I’s Authority was threatened more by Puritan extremism than by Catholic Opposition in the years 1559 to 1603. ' Assess the validity of this view. (45 marks)

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Essay Question: - Elizabeth I's Authority was threatened more by Puritan extremism
than by Catholic Opposition in the years 1559 to 1603. Assess the validity of this view.

Catholic Opposition- any overt or covert attempt by Catholics to disobey and rebel
against Elizabeth's authority as Supreme Governor of the Church.…

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settlement and triggered off by true faith and how the
MQS flight into England. Elizabethan Church settlement
Elizabeth had done well to hadn't gone far enough.
establish her authority in a Met to complete the reform of
broadly catholic nation and this religion which they believed had
was the only…

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Mary Queen of Scots executed
eventually diffusing the Catholic
internal threat.
Catholic Spain waging war on Attempts to use parliament to
England and aiming to transform bring about changes in the
it back to Catholicism. ( Treaty of church failed and membership
Joinville between Philip and the became small and…

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However the potential threat always existed with the two Catholic nations
of France and Spain nearby.

By the end of her reign, the aura from the successful defeat of the Spanish
united Protestants, this was further helped by the death of leading puritan
figures and the miscalculations of Whitgift and…

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