The Tudors Workbook 5
This fifth workbook looks at the first part of the reign of Elizabeth I from 1558 to 1570. It covers how Elizabeth helped settle some of the religious differences in the nation by initiating “The Elizabethan Settlement.” It looks at some of the suitors for the queen’s hand in marriage, and the longstanding friendship between Elizabeth and Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester. Scotland had been a problem for the previous Tudor monarchs, and Elizabeth had to contend with the schemes of her cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots. Finally we will look at a number of revolts in England, and the growing threat from Spain.
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Until Queen Victoria, the reign of Elizabeth I was seen by English people as the “Golden Age” of English history. She was heralded as the “Virgin Queen” and “Gloriana.” This workbook will look at the extent to which this view of Elizabeth is true, and the way in which the formidable daughter of Henry VIII calmed a realm that was in turmoil after the disastrous reign of Mary. Although Elizabeth was the daughter of the Protestant Anne Boleyn, she was always equivocal about her religious beliefs. As we will see, the Elizabethan Settlement of the Church of England was a compromise between the theological underpinnings of the Reformation and the outward trappings of Catholic ceremony.