Elizabethan

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The Privy Council was a defined body that advised Queen Elizabeth I and acted as the administrative centre for her government.

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Queen Elizabeth I was very conscious of her appearance, and her image was engineered to convey wealth, authority and power. 

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When Elizabeth I became queen her first challenge was to build a loyal staff of independent thinkers to help her govern. 

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As the Queen of England and the nation’s most powerful woman, Elizabeth's taste set the 'look' of the 1500s. 

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The procession and coronation of Queen Elizabeth I set the tone for her reign and earned her public approval.

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Entertainment at court in Elizabethan times included jousting, dancing, poetry-reading, dramatic performances, hunting, riding, banqueting and concerts. 

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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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