elizabeths foreign policy

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England’s foreign policy Aims -1558

-        Protection of the cloth trade between England and the Spanish Netherlands

-       Prevention of a foreign power landing in Ireland to invade England

-       Protection of northern borders


-       Maintain England’s independence from France and Spain

-       Needed time to consolidate domestic position

-       Promote Protestantism

-       Re-assert England’s status after the loss of


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