Elizabethan England / Cold War (Queen, Government and Religion (Mary Queen…
Elizabethan England / Cold War
Queen, Government and Religion
Mary Queen of Scots
Wanted to take over England - believed she was the rightful monarch.
Asked Elizabeth to name her the heir to the throne.
Tried to overthow Elizabeth - was executed.
Born in France, Queen of Scotland
Inherited debt from Henry VIII - raised taxes and tried to spend less.
Many did not believe she was the rightful queen - marriage was illigitimate
Many also believed that a woman was not fit enough to run the country.
Elizabeth wanted to please everyone - settlement allowed both Catholics and Protestants to worship.
Act of Uniformity and Act of Supremacy - Elizabeth outlined rules for all Catholics and Protestants to follow.
Catholics allowed to worship but only in private.
Challanges to the Religious Settlement
The Pope encouraged Catholics to overthrow the Queen - believed she was not the legitimate monarch.
Catholics and Mary Queen of Scots plotted to overthrow Elizabeth.
Communism vs Capitalism
Capitalism - an economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state.
Cold War - A war of words. Countries do not get along but no fighting is taking place and armies are not ready for war.
Kennan and Novicov telegrams.
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