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					QUEEN ELIZABETH!
   “Gloriana”
        •   1558-1603
        •   Who was her mother?
        •   Inherits a stable throne
        •   Underlying religious
            tensions
            – Act of Supremacy:
              “Supreme Governor”
            – 1559: Act of
              Uniformity
            – Act of the Thirty-Nine
              Articles: restores
              Edwardian settlement
  QUEEN ELIZABETH!
• She’s a politique! (know that!): ADIAPHORA
   – Reintroduction of Book of Common Prayer
   – “High” Church (“Bells & Smells”) – conservative;
     preserves some Catholic forms
   – “Low” Church – more “accessible” forms of worship
   – “Puritans”: No bishops: presbyters, or “elders,”
     instead
   – “Separatists”: they will become the Congregationalists
• Back to QE I as politique: Order in the kingdom is
  the priority. Richard Hooker’s organic theory.
• “Prerogative” Issues: Religion and the Succession
• Excommunicated in 1570 (Regnans in Excelsis) 
  being Catholic = treason
                    A Brief Interlude
• Wales
   – Conquered, 1286 –
       • Edward I
   – Henry VII and Tudors
   – Anglicization
• Ireland
   – Henry VIII tries to impose
     C of E  1537 rebellion
   – 1570’s: open rebellion 
     land grants to peers. Earl
     of Essex (Devereux)
• Scotland
   – John Knox and
     Presbyterianism
   – Henry VIII’s sister married
     to James IV
   – Council of Earls: heavy
     input
  QUEEN ELIZABETH!
William Cecil, Lord Burghley,   Robert Dudley,
Chief Councillor                Earl of Leicester
 QUEEN ELIZABETH!
• Some events for you – because you’re
  special…
  – Dutch Rebellion  Leicester’s involvement,
    1585
  – Support for Henry IV of France (Bourbon)
  – “Sea Dogs” – Drake, Raleigh– “singeing the
    beard” of Philip II
  – Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, 1568 – executed
    1586 http://www.marie-stuart.co.uk/
  – Armada, 1588 (a Hub Date)
Some Other Items…
         • After 1588, Dutch
           and English
           domination of the
           seas
         • “Merchant
           Adventurers” in New
           World
            – Muscovy Company – furs
            – East India Company
            – Virginia Company
         • The Gentry – j.p.’s,
           improving landlords
    The Concept of the
     Commonwealth
• The idea that all work
  together for the
  common good
• Subordinate the
  private for the public
• Who defines the
  public good?
• What happens if
  definitions collide?
• How did QE I fare?

				
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