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Elizabethan Politics

English QAT - ENG 1Dd
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Matthew May

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Elizabethan Politics Matthew May
Mr. Robinson
ENG 1Dd
December 19, 2012 http://elizabethone.20m.com/images/qei_eliz-parliament.jpg Table of Contents What is Politics?..........................................................................
Elizabethan Era Political Structure.......................................
Monarchy................................................................................
The Monarch - Queen Elizabeth I..................................
The Privy Council.................................................................
Elizabethan Era Political Issues.............................................
Religion..................................................................................
Relationships with other nations.................................
Economics.............................................................................
Other Issues..........................................................................
William Shakespeare and Politics.......................................
Conclusion...................................................................................
Works Cited.....................................(see "Works Cited Page") What is Politics? The Concise Oxford Dictionary defines politics as "the art or
science of government or governing, especially the governing of a political entity, such as a nation, and the administration and control of its internal and external affairs" ("Politics" def. 1). http://www.innovationfiles.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/US_House_Committee-460x250.jpg Political Structure The political structure of the Elizabethan Era was a
monarchy (Mahabal, 45). Monarchy is a social order, and in the Elizabethan times, gave persons of higher ranks complete power over those of lower ranks (46). The Monarch - Queen Elizabeth I Queen Elizabeth I was
the monarch in the Elizabethan era, and therefore made all ultimate decisions in Elizabethan times (Thomas, online, 16/12/12). This made her the most important figure in Elizabethan era politics. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/af/Darnley_stage_3.jpg http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-R7TRbUzjIeQ/TZfhhC-PSWI/AAAAAAAAB14/RaqwZMu0e6U/s640/e.jpg Simplified Social Order Queen Elizabeth (Monarch) Nobility Merchants Yeomanry Laborers Political Structure Privy Council The Privy Council
played an important role in the politics of the Elizabethan era because they were advisors of Queen Elizabeth I (Thomas, online, 16/12/12). Their function was assisting the monarch in political decisions (16/12/12). http://www.luminarium.org/renlit/elizburleigh.jpg Monarchy Political Structure Elizabethan Political Structure Elizabethan Political Issues Political Issues Relationships with Other Nations Political Issues Economics http://www.heruni.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Flag-Pins-Spain-England2.jpg http://www.crossed-flag-pins.com/Friendship-Pins/England/Flag-Pins-England-Netherlands.jpg Queen Elizabeth attempted to increase the number of England's monopolies, in pursuit of a healthier economy (Mahabal, 72).
The privy council attempted to grow and strengthen the economy by "receiving foreign ambassadors, dealing with law suits, giving instructions to English agents abroad, supervising the maintenance of the English army, and making war and peace " (Thomas, online, 16/12/12). Political Issues Other Political Issues The Queen's safety

Glorification of the Queen

Matters of national interest

Welfare of the people

Miscellaneous laws (passing and enforcement)

General administration of England http://sites.duke.edu/midsummer/files/2009/12/Elizabethan_pauper.jpg http://www.bookdrum.com/images/books/118477_s.jpg http://www.royalhistorian.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Elizabeth_I_in_coronation_robes.jpg William Shakespeare and Politics Shakespeare was very
aware of the dangers of politics, as many of his plays were written and performed for the Queen, and these plays were censored from Catholic beliefs (Alchin, online, 16/12/12). Additionally, Shakespeare may have been involved in Catholic rebellions (16/12/12). http://shakespeare.mit.edu/shake.gif In conclusion, the politics of the Elizabethan Era were incredibly important, as they affected everything from religion, to economy, to Shakespeare's writing. The politics of these times had an overall positive effect, as England was prosperous during the era, and nearly all the commoners approved of Queen Elizabeth (Mahabal, 88). Ultimately, the politics of the Elizabethan era shaped every aspect of Shakespeare's time. Conclusion http://www.crossfitmitchelton.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Queen-Elizabeth-I-of-England-kings-and-queens-2594509-1024-768.jpg 3
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15 (Mahabal, 45) (Thomas, online, 16/12/12) Queen Elizabeth decided to take the Netherlands under England's protection, forming an alliance (Lim, online, 16/12/12). English soldiers ventured into the Netherlands, in an attempt to remove Spanish soldiers occupying the country (16/12/12).
This provoked the Anglo-Spanish war, which occurs from 1585-1604 (16/12/12). Religion Political Issues http://elizabethone.20m.com/images/eiw_elizpraying.jpg Queen Elizabeth was a very conformant Protestant (Thomas, online, 16/12/12).
Queen Elizabeth allowed Catholicism to be practised, although this was not approved of (Lim, online, 16/12/12).
Queen Elizabeth created and passed the the Act of Uniformity of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacrament in 1559 (Mahabal, 56).
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