Elizabethan

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By the 1560s, newly minted Elizabethan coins had helped to renew people's trust in England’s currency at home and abroad.

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Various dramatic events led to Elizabeth I taking over the throne from the Catholic Queen Mary I.

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Queen Elizabeth I inherited a nation suffering from religious flux, but went on to build a stable, peaceful nation.

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After Henry VIII’s death in 1547, Elizabeth went to live with her stepmother, Katherine Parr, leading to a near-disaster. 

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In December 1559, Queen Elizabeth I consecrated Matthew Parker as the first Archbishop of Canterbury for the new Church of England.

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The Tudor dynasty was founded in 1485 by Elizabeth's grandfather, Henry VII, when he emerged victorious after the dynastic Wars of the Roses. 

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Queen Elizabeth I's tempestuous relationship with Robert Devereux, the 2nd Earl of Essex, greatly influenced the latter part of her reign, and resulted in Essex's execution in 1601.

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John Davis was the second explorer to look for the North-West Passage, in 1585. He also invented the Davis quadrant, enabling sailors to find their latitude.

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Early portraits of Queen Elizabeth I stress her God-given right to rule by her death she symbolised national unity.

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In December 1587 Queen Elizabeth I put Lord Howard of Effingham in charge of England’s defence against the Spanish Armada.

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