Who controlled England in Elizabethan times?


There were 2 main controllers of the land at that time. They were: The Royal Court and The Privy Council.

The Royal Court, were people who were close to the Queen, there were around 1000 people in the Royal Court. The Privy Council, were in charge of every day life in England, they were led by the Secretary of State. 

William Cecil (1520-1598)

  • Served as Secretary of State ywice, he was a membe of Paliment…


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