As History OCR Queen Elizabeth paper Key issue 4: how successfully did Elizabeth deal with the issue of succession

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Key issue 4: how successfully did Elizabeth deal with the issue of succession
Attitudes towards marriage:-
Elizabeth - Felt her power would be compromised
Cecil and P.C - male heir was needed
Parliament ­ need to have an heir to guarantee succession
Why would Elizabeth not want to marry?
Able to manipulate suitors
Foreign negotiations delayed wars
Lessen her power
Personal experiences
Risks successful reign
Fear of dying in child birth
Why would the P.C want Elizabeth to marry?
May guarantee religious stability
Difference in opinion (factions and personal gain)
Provide an heir
Alliances
Order
Why would parliament want Elizabeth to marry?
Religious settlement
Heir
Foreign affairs
(Same as P.C)
Importance of succession
Religion ­ fear of reverting to Catholicism, national pride
Foreign affairs ­ creating/ breaking alliances
Order - fear of rebellion and chaos
Stability - requirements of monarch
Perpetuating the Tudor dynasty ­ comes about after war of roses
Suitors

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Key issue 4: how successfully did Elizabeth deal with the issue of succession
Eric of Sweden (1556-1560)
Advantages
Protestant country
Religious settlement stays in tact
Disadvantages
Little financial benefits
Doesn't help with foreign affairs
Arch duke Charles of Austria (1568)
Advantages
Powerful nation
Pressure France and Spain
Disadvantages
Fear power demands
Catholic
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Key issue 4: how successfully did Elizabeth deal with the issue of succession
Judgments on success
Mary knows that she is eligible and uses that to her advantage
Parliament unsuccessful for pushing for succession but secure MQS execution
Not naming a successor allows her to secure throne
P.C's reaction Parliament's reaction Elizabeth's reaction
The northern rebellion
(1569)
Mary to marry duke of Norfolk in
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Key issue 4: how successfully did Elizabeth deal with the issue of succession
Judgment
MQS had considerable personality and skill therefore her freedom was limited
Elizabeth only succeeds by accident and not by political skill
Elizabeth was constantly aware of threats but often chose to do nothing
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Key issue 4: how successfully did Elizabeth deal with the issue of succession
She is married to a nation and has high amounts of power
Masculine features broad shoulders
Youthful and immortal…read more

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