Elizabeth and Government

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

  • 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
  • It made the Cecil-Leicester rivalry publicly known
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2. Who believes Elizabeth could not control her factions and that "civil war seemed the likely outcome"?

  • John Neale
  • David Loades
  • Christopher Haigh
  • Wallace MacCaffrey

3. When did Elizabeth become engaged to the Duke of Anjou?

  • 1579
  • 1571
  • 1584
  • 1562

4. When did Elizabeth fall ill with smallpox?

  • 1583
  • 1562
  • 1567
  • 1575

5. How much was the Marian debt that Parliament cleared?

  • £425,000
  • £227,000
  • £350,000
  • £583,000

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