Elizabeth I

  • Created by: slytherin
  • Created on: 16-05-17 15:22


  • Couldn't keep the country Catholic as it would mean she was illegitimate.
  • Aimed for the 'middle-way' that would please majority of Protestants and Catholics.
  • Became "Supreme Govener of the Church of England".
  • Church service and Bible were in English.
  • New prayer book with prayers in English.
  • Priests could marry again.
  • Anglican church became firmly established and dominant.
1 of 3

Functions of her Privy Council

  • To oversee arrangements for national defence - also linked to finance through extraordinary tax.
  • To enforce a range of laws and regulations including issues such as vagrancy and law&order.
  • Manage the crown finances with the Lord Treasurer and Chancellor of the Exchequer.
  • To manage Parliament.
2 of 3

Factional Rivalry

  • No single minister had complete control over patronage.
  • Earl of Leicester and Cecil disagreed over the queen's potential marriage.
  • the 1590's saw a clashes between Robert Cecil and Earl of Essex - this made governance difficult.
  • These problems came to a head in the Essex rebellion of 1601.
3 of 3


No comments have yet been made

Similar History resources:

See all History resources »See all British monarchy - Tudors and Stuarts resources »