Problems that Elizabeth I faced (Councillors (men from the past that she…
Problems that Elizabeth I faced
Challenges from abroad
-French soldiers stationed in Scotland
-Mary, QoS was married to the heir to the French throne.
-powerful and wealthy
-territories in Europe and South America
-mostly friendly as Mary I married King Philip II of Spain
-had a direct interest in the English crown
-many Catholics thought that Mary, QoS should be the English Queen.
not a Catholic
not a foreigner, most were Catholic (Mary I reign)
A queen ruling successfully?
women were a liability
women were unnatural rulers
women were not as educated as men were
men from the past that she trusts?
same opinions or different views?
get rid of the Catholics or keep them because of their experience?
nobles and gentry or men with ability?
powerful nobles who might challenge her...
Divisions in religion
most in England are Catholic but she and her government were Protestant
a Protestant cannot restore authority and teachings of the pope
most powerful countries in Europe are Catholic
wants the country to be united, not punished for beliefs
religious changes have caused rebellions in the past
war with France gave her a debt of £300,000
crown's wealth came from land ownership
rise in prices
Exchequer helped with all of this, however
Peace and prosperity
epidemics of disease
riots and rebellions