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Western University
History 2403E
Jeffrey Temple

Queen ElizabethMaster at public presentation devoted to religion and married to her countryher relationship with parliamentshe has to appear to get along with parliament The issue of religionhe the prince is the religionElizabeths biggest struggle is to bring some religious unity to England Elizabeth herself remains nominally protestant and outwardly presents herself as protestantwhat she does at a political level she created a fuzzy middle groundto create a concession of faith with a lot of breathing room so most people can be happy39 articlesreduces Edwards articles from 42 to 39 so that everyone could negotiate a position within this confession Everyone is basically happy within these confines the only people upset about this are the hard liners the extremes High church and low church Anglicanism Low churchmore Calvinist Elizabeth insists that her people remain loyal to her first and the church second Elizabeth embraces the politictolerate religious diversity as long as the state comes firstthe Elizabethan religious settlement stthJames 1 6 Elizabeth dies in 1603Elizabeth had created an illusion of the ageless virgin queen Elizabeth never allowed the issue of succession to be discussed in public English are not prepared for her deathnot even the city bells rang in London the city goes quiet William Cecil had been Elizabeths advisor thstCecil engaged in top secret correspondence with James the 61 thThe heir to the throne who had the strongest claim to the throne was James the 6 of
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