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History 2403E
Jeffrey Temple

February 4 2009Religion and EnglandQueen ElizabethOutwardly she remains nominally protestantInwardly she seems to favour CatholicismShe sought to create an English church that was so fuzzy that variations of religions 39 ArticlesBroad and fuzzy grey areas allowed leniency on religious choicesEnglish ChurchHigh Church Anglicanism Low Church AnglicanismAs long as the loyalty it to the Queen first then relgionthats all that mattersWhen Elizabeth dies it shakes England to its corethey always thought she would be thereShe makes talk of succession illegaltherefore people dont expect her to goJacobean EnglandWilliam CecilChief councillor during Elizabeths reignThey made a good teamoElizabeth came up with ideasCecil went out and made them happenHe saw the decline of her health more than anyone elseoHe was one of the few people who saw the path of successionoHe went out against her wishes to secretly recruitJames VIDespite the wishes of Elizabeth he starts this process in 1601Cecil was not the only one who knew about this inevitable shiftJames VIIElizabeth hates himhe is the son of Mary Queen of Scots she tried to assassinate ElizabethSaw him as a barbarous fellowbut he had the strongest legitimate claim to the throneMargaret Tudor Henry VII daughterJames IVoHe is from this lineCecil was trying to prepare James for this shiftr 16031625ChildhoodNot sure if Mary Queen of Scots husband Henry Stuart Darnley was his fatheroDavid Riccio was Marys male gigoloDarnley murders this man in front of her and puts her unborn baby at sword pointApril 5 1603He heads South to take his crown in EnglandHe was 37 before he comes to Englands thronePrior to his reignIn Scotland he is constantly poorConstantly under siege and living in fear of witchesEngland is his idea of a dreamland where everything is perfectwhere the nobles listen to him and allIt takes him forever to get from Scotland to Englandhe stops everywhere thinking the land is hisCharacter
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