Mary I of England and Elizabeth

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1. Who was Elizabeth’s father and why was Elizabeth’s succession to the throne so heatedly contested?

Elizabeth’s father was Henry Vll who was the King of England from 1509-1547 when he died. The reason why Elizabeth’s succession to the throne was so heatedly contested was because the Catholics did not support her and they didn’t want a Protestant ruler due to the fact that they were all Catholics. Another reason was because her mother was Anne Boleyn and she was executed because of incest and adultery.

2. Why was England in a state of turmoil at the start of the movie?

England in the beginning of the movie was in a state of turmoil because when they movie began it showed the assassination of all the Protestants.

3. If you were Queen Mary would you have had your Protestant half-sister Elizabeth executed in the Tower of London? Consider the implications to the throne of England in your answer.

If I was Queen Mary I would of have had my Protestant half-sister Elizabeth executed in the Tower of London. This is because I would be doing what is good for England. When I was in power the country was under my rule and therefore that meant that my citizens had to follow my religion which is Catholicism. I executed an estimation of 300 Protestant. If I had executed my sister England wouldn’t have become a Protestant state again and the citizens wouldn’t have had to deal with a lot of confusion when it came to religion.

4. What do Elizabeth’s “ladies in waiting” personify or represent throughout the movie?

In the movie The Ladies in Waiting were an important member of the royal court and represented an active role in participating with court entertainments, such as masques, dances and musical entertainment. The Ladies in Waiting were selected from high ranking and noble families.  The Ladies in Waiting played an important role in the history of England.

5. How does Elizabeth’s refusal to marry any of her suitors set the course of English...
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