Government in 1558

The Queen
governed the country; wealth came from land and custom duties; commanded navy to protect the coast and part time soldiers in every county
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Judges
cases in the main London courts; travelled around England to hear county law court cases
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The Court
500 nobles, advisers, officials and servants who lived with the Queen
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The Privy Council
about 20 men appointed by the Queen, meeting daily to advise her
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Lords Lieutenant
helped to govern each country; organised the county army
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Justices of the Peace
appointed by Queen; maintaining law and order; carried out Privy Council orders
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Parliament
House of Lords + House of Commons
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House of Lords
90 members- lords, bishops and judges
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House of Commons
450 members- gentry, merchants, lawyers
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Town Councils
majors and aldermen elected by wealthy citizens; responsible for maintaining law and order in towns
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Constables and overseers of the poor
local officials collected taxes, arrested criminals etc.
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Quarter sessions
county courts held by JPs 4 times a year
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Churchwardens
looked after Churches; made sure everyone went to Church
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Local Law courts
dealt with less serious crimes
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Card 2

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cases in the main London courts; travelled around England to hear county law court cases

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Judges

Card 3

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500 nobles, advisers, officials and servants who lived with the Queen

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Card 4

Front

about 20 men appointed by the Queen, meeting daily to advise her

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Card 5

Front

helped to govern each country; organised the county army

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