Was or wasn't Mary QoS a threat? - Coggle Diagram
Was or wasn't Mary QoS a threat?
why was Mary QoS a threat?
Mary QoS had a son, James. This made her more attractive as a queen as she would provide greater stability as she would have a clear successor. Whereas Elizabeth still had no children which created uncertainty.
King Francis II of France- when Elizabeth came to power England was at war with France. France was a powerful catholic country and Mary QoS had many french supporters even after her husbands death.
Lord Dudley- he was 3rd in line to the English throne and some argued that he had a stronger claim to the throne than Elizabeth.
Mary QoS was a direct descendant of King Henry VII of England. she was the obvious heir to Elizabeth's crown.
as a dedicated catholic, Mary QoS gained lots of support from english catholic nobles. it also gave catholics ready to rebel a better alternative.
who was Mary QoS?
Mary QoS was a dedicated catholic.
she was next in line to the throne after Queen Elizabeth, she was Elizabeth I's cousin once removed.
she was the Queen of Scotland.
why was Mary QoS not a threat?
people had not given up on the idea that Elizabeth could still have children. it was only in the 1570s that this became certain, but at this point Mary QoS was dead.
King Francis II of France was a chid when he married Mary QoS. This meant that they didn't have any children and he only opposed a potential threat to Elizabeth.
Lord Dudley-he was an unstable alcoholic and this made him very unpopular. because of this he was never regardedas a suitable King or leader.
although Mary had a strong claim to the throne it wasn't as strong as Elizabeth's. although catholics questioned Elizabeth's legitimacy, protestants disagreed.
Elizabeth's court and advisors were mainly protestants. when they found out Mary was planning on becoming queen they supported Elizabeth even more. this strengthened her position