From the first moments of her reign, Elizabeth became aware of the dangers of religion in her realm. She knew she had to establish some middle road that would allow her Roman Catholic and Protestant citizens to both proceed with their religious duties unencumbered by the threat of the fires of "heresy." Unfortunately, neither the Protestants nor the Catholics wanted some middle way; they wanted it their way. Complicating matters was the succession: as long as Elizabeth continued single with no heir, her rightful successor was her cousin Mary Queen of Scots. Mary was rabidly pro-Rome. Thus England faced the possibility of another Roman Catholic Queen named Mary. This was intolerable to a huge majority of the English in 1560.
SEE BELOW A LINK TO THE PDF COPY OF LECTURE 19
SEE BELOW A LINK TO A CORRECTED COPY OF THE ELIZABETH CHRONOLOGY.
It will print out to 6 pages. Use this in place of the previous PDF I sent out. I have corrected some dates on this PDF.
SEE BELOW A LINK TO A WEBSITE ARTICLE WITH ALL THE PORTRAITS OF QUEEN ELIZABETH
Leah S. Marcus,
Elizabeth I: Collected Works,
Janel Mueller, Mary Beth Rose,
University of Chicago Press; 1 edition (May 1, 2002),
Elizabeth's London: Everyday Life in Elizabethan London,
St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition (June 1, 2005),