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REVISION POINTS
1. Context of Mary's succession &
her father's legacy.
2. Personality
3. Style of government
4. Social & Economic Policies
5. Marriage
6. Foreign policy…read more

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POTENTIAL EXAM
QUESTIONS
· How successful was Mary I in dealing
with the problems she faced? Explain
your answer.
· How effectively did the governments
of Edward VI and Mary I deal with
unrest?…read more

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1553
KEY DATES
· Accession to Throne
· Statute of Repeals
1554
· Wyatt's Rebellion
· Marriage to Prince Philip of Spain
· Courts of First Fruits & Tenths & Court of Augmentations combine with Exchequer
1555
· Executions of Protestant sympathisers begin
· Crown lands reassessed & returned to Englishmen
· Weavers Act
1556
· Archbishop Thomas Cranmer executed
1557
· Woollen Cloth & Retail Trades Act
1558
· Introduction of Book of Rates bringing £85,000 revenue
· Battle of Quentin Victory & Calais Loss
· Mary dies…read more

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AIMS
· Return England to Catholicism & Papal
Supremacy- reverse her father's
Reformation of the Church which granted
the divorce from her mother.
· Marry King Philip of Spain ­ Her Spanish
cousin, to secure an Anglo-Spanish alliance.
· Produce a Catholic Heir ­ produce an heir
via marriage to Philip and pass down throne
to her children & not Elizabeth.…read more

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CONTEXT- HENRY VIII'S LEGACY
The Inherited Mid-Tudor Crisis ­ the complex set of problems
inherited from her father Henry VIII, these consisted of political,
social & foreign affairs issues which proved to extremely difficult to
resolve after the worsening of the situation by her child brother's
unskilled ministers.
·No money in the revenue
·Religious confusion
·Debasement of the Silver Coinage
·High taxation Increased taxes
·Inflation
·Isolation in Europe
·Population increase High unemployment & crime rate
·High mortality rate…read more

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