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. How many times was Parliament summoned during Elizabeth's reign?

  • 5 times
  • 15 times
  • 13 times
  • 24 times

3. When did Elizabeth intervene with Parliament to prevent the discussion of foreign affairs?

  • 1586 and 1601
  • 1571 and 1593
  • 1572 and 1598
  • 1563 and 1571

4. How many members did the Elizabethan Privy Council have?

  • 17 members (14 in 1601)
  • 30 members (15 in 1601)
  • 19 members (13 in 1601)
  • 14 members (11 in 1601)

5. Who believes that Elizabeth's tendency to rule through personal relationships undermined her effectiveness?

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

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