Elizabeth I's Problems
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Some people (mostly Catholics) doubted Elizabeth's right to rule because the Pope had not agreed to Henry's divorce.
Women were considered unfit to rule as Christianity taught that women should be under the authority of men.
Many of Elizabeth's Privy Councillors wanted Elizabeth arrange herself a ___________________ to ensure she had an heir to the throne.
England had experienced dramatic religious change under the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI and Mary I. Elizabeth had to appease both Protestants and Catholics.
Philip II of Spain
This Catholic king disagreed with Elizabeth's religious policies (and the way she treated her cousin), believed she was supporting pirates in their attacks on Spanish ships, and was furious that she sent soldiers and money to Dutch rebels fighting against Spain.
English queen who married Philip II of Spain. It was so unpopular that it led to a rebellion.
Mary, Queen of Scots
Scottish Queen who had connections in Spain and France. In 1586, Sir Francis Walsingham found evidence that Mary was involved in the Throckmorton Plot.
In Latin, means 'reigning'. To rule in your own right.
The Crown's debt at the start of Elizabeth's reign.
Annual income of the Crown.
These were sold off to raise money to fight in wars.
Taxes from trade
The friendship between Scotland and France
French port under the control of the English. It was used as a military base and important trading post.
Treaty of Cateau-Cambresis (1559)
The treaty in which England had to return Calais to the French (after they had sided with Spain in a war against France)