The huge English garrison in Scotland then became a huge strain on the treasury and led to the slow reaction to the summer rebellions.
The plotters wanted to remove or assassinate Protestant Elizabeth and replace her with Catholic Mary. New forms of business organization developed, which provided sufficient funding for the establishment of colonies.
But in October the queen nearly died of smallpoxand, faced with the real possibility of a contested succession and a civil wareven frival factions were likely to have countenanced the marriage.
There was brutal conflict between Protestants and Catholics in Europe at the time. She passed the Poor Law At that time, according to a report that reached the French court, Queen Mary had proposed to marry her sister to the staunchly Catholic duke of Savoy; the usually cautious and impassive Elizabeth burst into tears, declaring that she had no wish for any husband.
This measure ended papal authority in England and made the king head of the church in England. Her gender was a problem in itself for the time, it was unheard of for a woman to rule on her own.
Continuity and comparison with other periods Firstly, elements of continuity with other periods limit the extent to which the mid-Tudor years are in any way unique.
The queen was approaching the end of her child-bearing years and had produced a daughter, but no male heir. Neither France nor Spain could spare the men and the Scots would never have reached London if they had invaded. Under a series of distinguished tutors, of whom the best known is the Cambridge humanist Roger AschamElizabeth received the rigorous education normally reserved for male heirs, consisting of a course of studies centring on classical languages, history, rhetoricand moral philosophy.
When she was told that Seymour had been beheaded, she betrayed no emotion. Ever-increasing restraints were being placed on royal authority by an influential representative assembly, the Parliament, but its true flowering still lay in the future.
Elizabeth had no desire to lead her country down that path and managed to delay a final answer for years. Chief among these was Cecil afterward Lord Burghleywhom Elizabeth appointed her principal secretary of state on the morning of her accession and who was to serve her first in this capacity and after as lord treasurer with remarkable sagacity and skill for 40 years.
Her guardian, the dowager queen Catherine Parr, almost immediately married Thomas Seymourthe lord high admiral. His formal deposition did not take instrument until 12 Februaryby a declaration of the convention of old parliamentarians at Westminster see " Glorious Revolution "which backdated the "abdication" to 11 December.
Her passion for dress was bound up with political calculation and an acute self-consciousness about her image. She suffered from bouts of melancholy and ill health and showed signs of increasing debility.
Revisionist counter-interpretation[ edit ] In recent decades revisionist historians, most notably David Loadeshave proposed a new interpretation which almost completely reverses the traditional mid-Tudor crisis thesis: Those refugees came under the influence of the area's stern Calvinism and would later return to England where they became known as the Puritans.
When she became queen, speculation about a suitable match immediately intensified, and the available options became a matter of grave national concern. However, Henry VI briefly recovered the throne in —, so he has an extra regnal year, dated from 9 October to c. Yet despite its consequences Somerset continued.
However, under Mary I r. Most of the bishops supported the annulment and remarriage. So the numbers between those two days are adjusted.
Local grievances A vacuum of power in local politics allowed local grievances to grow unchecked. Its utter and famous defeat left England unchallenged as the major sea power in the world. There was no crisis Revisionists historians are right to challenge this aspect of the traditional view of this period.
In the Philip and Mary I case, back in the s, each monarch was given their own regnal date and stuck with it. Both threats were linked at least indirectly to Mary, Queen of Scots, who had been driven from her own kingdom in and had taken refuge in England.
His reputation went into decline for a number of years, but rebounded during his service against Spain. Mary in-fact did well to address these problems that she had no control over causing. But in this vulnerable period of her life there were obvious reasons for Elizabeth to bide her time and keep her options open.
Post-revisionist perspective[ edit ] In an article written for History Review, John Matusiak, specialist in the mid-Tudor period, opened a new chapter in the debate by arguing that both traditionalist and revisionist historians have been prone to over-simplifying their arguments, and that neither side paints an accurate picture of the mid-Tudor years, which he terms "Years of Trauma and Survival".
To obtain sufficient revenue to govern, the crown had to request subsidies and taxes from a potentially fractious and recalcitrant Parliament.
It also contributed to the economic dislocation witnessed in this period and caused social instability at home.In the young king, always a frail boy, died. Protestant intriguers vainly attempted to secure the crown for a Protestant, Lady Jane Grey, a quiet, scholarly great- granddaughter of Henry VII.
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It had been engaged in a centuries-long struggle between the monarchy and nobility that. The Mid-Tudor Crisis denotes the period of English history between (the death of Henry VIII) and (the death of Mary Tudor), when, it has been argued by Whitney Jones and others, English government and society were in imminent danger of collapse in the face of a combination of weak rulers, economic pressures, a series of rebellions.
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