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© Boardworks Ltd 2004 1 of 12 Elizabeth I and Marriage For more detailed instructions, see the Getting Started presentation. This icon indicates the slide contains activities created in Flash. These activities are not editable.
© Boardworks Ltd 2004 2 of 12 As soon as Elizabeth came to the throne in 1558, people expected her to get married, and started to wonder about who her husband would be. Who will Elizabeth marry? What reasons are there for Elizabeth to marry? Marriage was seen as essential for a wealthy and powerful woman, especially a queen. Marriage would not be for romantic reasons, but for other reasons...
© Boardworks Ltd 2004 3 of 12 Reasons for marriage
© Boardworks Ltd 2004 4 of 12 The pros and cons of marriage From Elizabeths point of view, there were both advantages and disadvantages to getting married. AdvantagesDisadvantages Produce an heir to continue the Protestant religion and avoid fighting after she dies. Parliament would stop pressuring her. Could create a powerful alliance to increase Englands strength. Marrying a foreigner might lead to meddling in English affairs. Marrying an Englishman would lead to jealously and in- fighting. A husband might try to take over and rule.
© Boardworks Ltd 2004 5 of 12 Over the course of her reign, Elizabeth considered marriage proposals from over 20 men! On the next five slides, you will see information about some of the more serious possibilities. Imagine you are a member of the Privy Council (the group that advised Elizabeth). Elizabeths suitors What would you advise Elizabeth to do?
© Boardworks Ltd 2004 6 of 12 Elizabeths suitors Philip of Spain Duke of Alençon Robert Dudley Eric of Sweden William of Orange Click on a picture to find out more…
© Boardworks Ltd 2004 7 of 12 What did you advise Elizabeth to do? What did Elizabeth decide to do? In fact, Elizabeth never married, although she continued to consider her different suitors until she was in her 50s! Instead, she said she was married to her country, telling parliament: I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
© Boardworks Ltd 2004 8 of 12 Name Title: Are you: Protestant Catholic Are you: English Other If you chose Other, write it here: Are you: Poor Rich Fabulously wealthy How did you make your money? Notes (for Ye Olde Elizabethan Dating Agency staff only) Philip King of Spain Spanish Spain is a very rich and powerful country; I own lots of land around the world. Ruled England when married to Elizabeths sister, Mary I – English people did not like this. Very anti-Protestant. back
© Boardworks Ltd 2004 9 of 12 Name Title: Are you: Protestant Catholic Are you: English Other If you chose Other, write it here: Are you: Poor Rich Fabulously wealthy How did you make your money? Notes (for Ye Olde Elizabethan Dating Agency staff only) Francis Duke of Alençon French I am the brother of the French king, and so own lots of land. Younger than Elizabeth. Not as strong a Catholic as Philip. Could create a powerful union against Spain. back
© Boardworks Ltd 2004 10 of 12 Name Title: Are you: Protestant Catholic Are you: English Other If you chose Other, write it here: Are you: Poor Rich Fabulously wealthy How did you make your money? Notes (for Ye Olde Elizabethan Dating Agency staff only) Robert Dudley Earl of Leicester - The queen is my mistress, and my childhood friend; she has given me land and a title. The queens favourite. His wife, Amy Robsart, died in suspicious circumstances. back
© Boardworks Ltd 2004 11 of 12 Name Title: Are you: Protestant Catholic Are you: English Other If you chose Other, write it here: Are you: Poor Rich Fabulously wealthy How did you make your money? Notes (for Ye Olde Elizabethan Dating Agency staff only) Eric King of Sweden Swedish Despite being a king, I do not have much money. Popular with the people, but not a strong alliance. back
© Boardworks Ltd 2004 12 of 12 Name Title: Are you: Protestant Catholic Are you: English Other If you chose Other, write it here: Are you: Poor Rich Fabulously wealthy How did you make your money? Notes (for Ye Olde Elizabethan Dating Agency staff only) William Prince of Orange Dutch I am the son of the queen of Holland and own lots of the country. Strong Protestant; fighting a war with Spain; could be a powerful ally? back
The Elizabethan Marriage Game. L.O: To look at all of the suitors Elizabeth I had and which one had the best chance of marrying her.
© Boardworks Ltd of 7 © Boardworks Ltd of 7 Britain 1500–1750 Elizabeth I and Marriage Icons key: For more detailed instructions, see the.
Learning objectives © Boardworks Ltd of 7 Learning objectives Who should Elizabeth marry? What did Elizabeth decide to do and what were the consequences.
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