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H. World History Ch. 16 Outline

Revolution and Change in England A) The Tudors and the Stuarts 1) The Reign of Mary Tudor a) revolution: a radical attempt to change the very structure of a country’s government b) in the late 1400’s the Tudor family became the rulers of England. 2) The Reign of Elizabeth I a) Mary Queen of Scots i)When Mary I died her half-sister, Elizabeth, became queen. ii) Elizabeth had no children so the crown went to Mary Queen of Scots, a Catholic. b) The Spanish Armada i) In 1588, Phillip...

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What Problems Did Elizabeth I Have When She Came to the Throne?

When Elizabeth I took the crown in 1558 she was faced with many dilemmas - England was a country in religious turmoil; not only had it just been ruled by three monarchs in under a decade, but it had been ruled by different religions. After the death of Henry VII, who had created the Act of Supremacy declaring the Monarch the sole Head of the Church of England and therefore undermining the power of the Pope, Edward VI took the crown and England was converted into a Protestant country. There were rebellions...

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How Far Do the Sources Suggest That James I's Extravagance Was the Cause of His Financial Troubles?

sources suggest that it was James I’s extravagant giving was the cause of his financial problems? On the face of it the sources seem to disagree on this issue. Sources ten and twelve seem to show that James’ extravagant giving was the cause of his financial problems however source eleven seems to show that it was not James’ extravagant giving that caused his financial problems. In source ten, ‘Matthew Hutton’ states that, “His Majesty’s subjects hear and fear that King James’ heroical and excellent...

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Elizabeth I – How successfully did she tackle the problems of her reign?

Elizabeth I – How successfully did she tackle the problems of her reign? Elizabeth I, which was known to be the girl who should never be queen, ascended the throne at an urgent situation. During this time, she had to deal with a wide range of problems which include sexism, religion, marriage, and countries attacking. These problems all had a link to religion it was a major part of their culture at that time. Overall, she dealt with these problems quite successfully – most of those problems as...

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Causes of the English Civil War

Causes of The English Civil War In this assessment I will be analysing the many causes and roots of the English Civil war which broke out in 1642. The English civil war was a long chain of conflict and rivalry, which was set between two very powerful forces, who consisted of The Royalists (King Charles I, and his supporters), and the Roundheads (Parliament, and their supporters). The feud erupted on the 22nd of August 1642, and lasted for 7 years, when its final action took place in 1649. There...

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Mary Queen of Scots Influence

Mary Stuart, later known as Mary Queen of Scots was born on December 8, 1542 at Linlithgow Palace, the only daughter of her parents James V of Scotland and Mary of Guise. Mary’s father died only six days following her birth, so as an infant she became Queen of Scotland. In 1548, Mary was sent to France for her protection against the English. At the age of fifteen, Mary married Dauphin Francis who would later become Francis II in 1559 in return crowning Mary the Queen of France, and also the Queen...

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Was Religion the Main Cause of the English Civil War?

focuses of my Essay is: Religion, Power and Money. In Religion I will explain the changes that Charles made and The troubles he caused. In Power, I will discuss how Charles and Parliament struggled for Power to rule England. Then finally I will address the monetary issues of spending with Charles I and Parliament. RELIGION Religion was a major problem in 1625-40 because Charles I son of James I, married a catholic woman, Henrietta Maria. The people were extremely...

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Jamestown Diary sample entry

Surgeon December 5, 1606 I am a surgeon. I give medicine to people who are sick. I use needles, medicine, scissors, and lots more stuff. I might take bullets out of people. I don’t really work with others except my assistant. My assistant brings people into my house. He helps me get the tools. My assistant’s name is Ben. I have a big family. I have a wife named Anne. She likes to cook bread. I have four children. Their names are James, Emily, Sarah, and Kathryn. James likes to run and chase the...

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Absolutism and Democracy - Essay

Absolutism and Democracy The most effective form of government in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries is Absolutism. Absolutism was the most effective form of government according to King James I of England in 1609, King Louis XIV of France in 1660, and Machiavelli the prince in 1513. King James I believed absolutism was the best form of government because the King deserves divine power over the kingdom or empire. King Louis XIV believed that absolutism was the most effective because he...

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How Far Was Charles Different from His Father in His Beliefs Character and Attitudes?

James and Charles were considerably different in their beliefs and attitudes. James was a confident and extravagant king and Charles was ill at ease and lacked confidence. During Charles early years he suffered from a combination of poor health and lack of parental affection. When he moved to England after James's take over in 1603 he grew up very much in the shadow of his physically strong, outgoing elder brother Prince Henry who was in next in line. It was not until Henry's death in 1612 that...

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