World History (5.5.7)

WorldHistory (5.5.7)

WorldHistory (5.5.7)

Elizabeth Feature

National Significance

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  1. England prevailed as a Protestant country.

  2. The king was separated from Rome.

  3. She did not prosecute Catholics with conviction.

  4. She removed the Catholic counselors and formed a new council with Protestants only.

((Doran, 2013)

(Doran, 2013)


  1. Reduced the influence of Spanish on England

  2. With the help of King Philip 2, she ended Italian wars.

  3. Her reign saw several rebellions all which she defeated.

  4. She saw England become powerful in Europe.

(Palliser, 2014)


  1. She was the patron of arts.

  2. Her reign increased the level of literacy.

  3. There was the emergence of playwrights during her reign, for example, William Shakespeare.

  4. She led to the widespread of arts.

(Palliser, 2014)

QueenElizabeth 1 succeeded Queen Mary 1 after she died. She made England aProtestant country though there were great tensions between hercountry and France that had already made an alliance with Scotland.She was a diplomatic ruler who aimed at uniting the Protestants andCatholics, though they had already been outlawed. During her reign,there was emerging nationalism, which affected religious, politicaland artistic life in England.

Elizabeth’sfirst move was to change the Church of England. She made it aProtestant country and removed Rome as the main controller of theking as it was previously done (Doran, 2013). She removed theCatholic counselors and formed a new council of Protestants only.Though she was a Protestant, she preserved many Catholic traditionalpractices and did not prosecute them with conviction.

QueenElizabeth reduced the influence of Spanish on England. Her reign sawseveral rebellions such as “The Rising of the North” and theEssex rebellion all which she defeated (Palliser, 2014). She survivedvarious Catholic plots and conspiracies to remove her from thethrone, which involved Mary Queen of Scotland. Besides, she madeEngland become powerful in Europe.

QueenElizabeth was the patron of arts who led to the widespread of arts.She was greatly recognized for an accomplishment in the art of publicrelations and rhetoric. Her reign increased the level of literacy(Palliser, 2014). During her reign, there was the emergence ofplaywrights, for example, William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe,and Edmund Spenser.

Eventhough Queen Elizabeth 1 ruled in a chauvinistic society, she did itwith integrity and confidence (Doran, 2013). During her reign, therewas great nationalism, which enabled her to make notableaccomplishments and change people’s lives in England.



Doran,S. (2013). QueenElizabeth 1 of England: Monarchial Leadership in Action.Palgrave McMillan US.

Palliser,D. M. (2014). TheAge of Elizabeth: England Under the Late Tudors.Routledge.