Elizabeth and Government

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1. What was the 1570s pamphlet 'Leicester's Commonwealth'?

  • It made the Cecil-Leicester rivalry publicly known
  • It claimed Leicester dominated England with his 'Puritan Faction' and controlled the Privy Council and the Queen
  • It was written by Catholic Propagandists, attacking Elizabeth for favoritising Leicester
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2. Who believes that Elizabeth's tendency to rule through personal relationships undermined her effectiveness?

  • Christopher Haigh
  • David Loades
  • Simon Adams
  • Jennifer Loach

3. Who believes Elizabeth kept an open mind about marriage and was conscious of the need to produce an heir?

  • Susan Doran
  • Jennifer Loach
  • David Starkey
  • MacCulloch

4. Who believes that by the end of Elizabeth's reign the Privy Council became "dangerously narrowed and weak"?

  • David Loades
  • Christopher Haigh
  • Simon Adams
  • Wallace MacCaffrey

5. Who believes it was always Elizabeth's intention not to marry?

  • Christopher Haigh
  • Dale Hoak
  • Susan Doran
  • A F Pollard

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