Elizabeth's Parliament

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  • Created on: 22-01-18 09:33
What was parliament's influence increased by?
the Crown's financial problems
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Why was their growing conflict between Elizabeth and the Parliament?
The succession question
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What was conflicting about monopolies in Parliament?
MPs refused to grant her additional taxes for the war against Spain unless she agreed to withdraw many of the licences that had been issued
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In 1593, MPs discussed a bill to reform the Church, what was Elizabeth's reaction?
She ordered Lord Keeper Pickering to read out a statement setting out the extent to which she would allow free speech
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Did Elizabeth intend on ruling without Parliament completely?
Never
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How many Parliaments were summoned under Elizabeth?
13
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What bill was vetoed by Elizabeth, put forward by Parliament?
A requirement for action against Mary Queen of Scots
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What was the Puritan Choir?
A theory advanced by historian Sir John Neale of an influential movement of radical English Protestants in the Elizabethan Parliament
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What was the MAIN reason for Elizabeth's summoning Parliament
To obtain money
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How many times did Elizabeth request for taxation in Parliament?
11
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How did Elizabeth control Parliament?
Through her personality (charming) and sex (female)
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What is one example of Elizabeth controlling Parliament to get what she wanted?
Imprisoning awkward members such as Peter Wentworth who wanted freedom of speech and was a puritan
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Which House increased its power the most under Elizabeth?
House of Commons
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What was the Orthodox view by Neale?
That the growing importance of the House of Commons under Elizabeth was responsible for the Civil War in the 1640s
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How successful were Elizabeth's requests for taxation?
90%
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Was Neale's orthodox view true?
No, Elizabeth was only challenged properly once when Wentworth requested freedom of speech
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What did revisionist Elton say about Elizabeth's Parliament?
He did not deny there were heated debates and sometimes outright opposition but claimed that was characteristic of the way Parliament functioned
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What did Peter Wentworth do?
He asked Elizabeth to name a heir and was imprisoned as a result
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Did Elizabeth have control over Parliament?
Yes
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