As History OCR Queen Elizabeth paper Key issue 1: what problems did Elizabeth face in 1558?

just my notes on any evidence needed for the essays covers 

religion 

finance 

foreign affairs 

condition of government 

and personality of monarch 

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Elizabeth's personality as a monarch

Characteristics of a monarch:
Devine right - god
Prerogative powers ­ decisions are theirs
Hereditary monarchy - inherited
Consensual - with p.c

Inheritance:
Father's strength
Religiously unstable England
Highly patriarchal society very stereotypical
Negative views…

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Mary's settlement had to be reversed due to the religion
Many believed that Elizabeth's settlement may have been a little more upfront than she wanted to
go but others say she needed to in order to overcome the catholic members…

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War with France
Population 3 times that of England
Persuaded pope to postpone excommunicating Elizabeth

Spanish Netherlands:
Controlled by Spain
90% of England's exports
Protestant ideas spreading through

France:
Population of 12 million
Allies with Scotland
Links to MQS

Scotland:…

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