Was Early Elizabethan England a 'Golden Age'? (ECONOMY (:)Royal…
Was Early Elizabethan England a 'Golden Age'?
:) Poetry made
:)Royal Stock Exchange being established by Sir Thomas Gresham.
:)merchants improved the economy
:)Countries such as; Italy, Germany contributed to cultural richness
:)Victory from battle with Spain 1585-1604
:)Nine Years' War between 1594 and 1603 came to an end, England became the most dominant Western maritime power
:)Dominance at sea
:)Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the globe, and there were attempts to establish colonies in the Americas.
:(the merchant class became wealthy
:)the merchants brought immigrants, especially war refugees, which increased England's population
:(Elizabeth was a protestant queen and most countries surrounding England at the time were Catholic countries and this made it hard to create allies
:(Mary 1 (queen before Elizabeth) was a Catholic therefore England during her reign was a Catholic country so Elizabeth had struggles in gaining power in the Catholic dominated country
:(Many people were not happy with their monarch at the beginning of her reign as the felt she did not have a true succession to the throne
THE RELIGIOUS SETTLEMENT
:)Queen Elizabeth created a new Church Of England where it would have aspects of Catholic and Protestant decorations. this was seen as a respectful deed to some people in Elizabethan England
:(Puritans (very strict Protestants) were not fond of the religious settlement and puritans high up who could communicate to the Queen, such as the privy council, would try and convince the queen to end such colourful and musical churches from being built