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Thus, it set the stage for armed revolts in Scotland and, later, in France and the Netherlands. The result of these religious wars confirmed Protestant control of the governments in England, Scotland, and much of western Europe. 20 Elizabethan World: Primary Sources The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women Did you know . .  Mary I was not the first woman to inherit the throne in England. Henry I (1068–1135) named his daughter, Matilda (1101–1169), as his lawful successor and persuaded the English nobles to accept her as his heir.

Elizabeth’s speeches reveal the intelligence and common sense that helped her maintain power for almost fifty years. She was careful not to alienate powerful nobles who might have had reason to rebel against her authority. She promised to take good advice before making decisions and to put an end to religious conflicts. Her Religious Settlement policy of 1559 was an important step toward unity. Though it established Protestantism as the official religion in England and required conformity to its practices, the policy was basically lenient toward Catholics.

Mary, Queen of Scots. htm (accessed on July 24, 2006). htm (accessed on July 24, 2006). Maclean, Diane. ’’ The Scotsman: Heritage & Culture. cid=1&id=40872005 (accessed on July 24, 2006). Selected Writings of John Knox: Public Epistles, Treatises, and Expositions to the Year 1559. html (accessed on July 24, 2006). ’’ uring the rule of Henry VIII (1491–1547; reigned 1509–47), some religious leaders in England began to call for reforms in the Roman Catholic Church, the country’s official religion.

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