Elizabeth and Government

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

  • 1572 and 1598
  • 1571 and 1593
  • 1563 and 1571
  • 1586 and 1601
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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. How many times was Parliament summoned during Elizabeth's reign?

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

4. Over what issue did the Privy Council split in 1567?

  • Whether Elizabeth should marry the Catholic Archduke Charles of Austria (Leciester for, Cecil against)
  • Whether to execute Mary Queen of Scots (Cecil for, Elizabeth against)
  • Whether Elizabeth should marry Leicester (Leciester for, Cecil against)
  • Whether to give military aid to the Protestant rebels in the Netherlands (Leciester for, Cecil against)

5. How often did the Privy Council meet?

  • twice a week, then fortnightly from the 1590s
  • three times a week, then daily from the 1590s
  • once a week, then daily from the 1590s
  • four times a week, then once a week from the 1590s


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