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Mary I 1553-1558
Accession of Mary
Mary's accession generally accepted and favoured by the English people, most likely because she
was a legitimate successor

There was the issue with Lady Jane Grey ­ Northumberland attempted to make his
daughter-in-law, Lady Jane Grey, the successor after Edward. She was Queen for…

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Some councillors, such as Gardiner, feared Spain would have too much power and influence in
England and just make them another province

Also, general xenophobia may, to a degree, explain some discontent with the Spanish marriage

Phillip was not Mary's subject, so she could not overrule him! She would value…

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However, even though Mary had quite traditional views, she was exempt from the usual
characteristics of female subordination in marriage

Pressure to marry to produce a legitimate heir could also be argued to be shaped by Mary's gender.

However, this is no doubt an issue for every monarch, regardless of…

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But, it was seen as pretty bad at the time, as not only did they get defeated, but England also lost
Calais! Although this was an economic benefit as Calais was proving very expensive to keep hold of,
it was seen as extremely humiliating to English people

When Mary…

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Her first parliament repealed most of Edwards protestant legislation. ­ She felt she
needed to use parliament to prevent Protestantism ­ but why if she thought it was the
true religion?

Parliament agreed to all of Henry's crazy changes, agreed to Edwards conversion to
Protestantism and agreed to Mary's change…

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Religious crisis: The Prayer Book rebellion under Edward and Wyatt's rebellion under Mary. In
some cases, the local gentry failed to deal with the uprisings and the central Gov. had to intervene.
Raising troops was difficult and expensive. The normal methods were through asking for support
from local militia. Somerset…

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people to save their souls, as she burned her most hated enemy ­ Cranmer! Why would you save the
soul of someone you hate?

Navy and Militia because...the reforms she made as a result of the war were beneficial for years
to come! She greatly expanded naval fleets and improved…




great revision notes, covers all areas of reign! thankyou :)



really good revision notes, thank you!

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