Presentation on theme: "So you want to be a Tudor heir?. Marriage Elizabeth is 25 years old and England needs an heir. What do you advise? a.Marry the Catholic Philip II of Spain."— Presentation transcript:
Marriage Elizabeth is 25 years old and England needs an heir. What do you advise? a.Marry the Catholic Philip II of Spain to keep England’s friendship with Spain? b.Marry an English noble? c.Give no advice?
Religion What kind of Church should Elizabeth set up? a.Carry on Mary’s church and keep England Catholic? b.Go back to the Protestant Church, but let Catholics worship secretly? c.Change to a Protestant Church and burn all who object?
Mary, Queen of Scots Mary is Elizabeth’s cousin and a Catholic. She fled from Scotland after her husband was murdered. She claims the throne. What do you advise? a.Help her get back her Scottish throne? b.Hand her back to the Scots for possible execution? c.Keep her imprisoned in England?
Starvation There are food shortages and people are dying. What do you advise? a.Send them food to help with the crisis? b.Ignore it – it happens all the time and who cares about the poor anyway? c.Pass extra laws against beggars to stop any trouble?
Looks The mirror shows that Elizabeth has lines, grey hair and rotten teeth. What do you advise? a.Refuse to have any more portraits? b.Accept old age? c.Have especially pretty portraits painted and sent to everyone?
Marriage…again You should really think about marriage to gain friends and influence people. What do you advise? a.Marry your favourite the Earl of Leicester? b.Marry your French favourite – your ‘little frog’? c.Stay single and keep everyone guessing?
Problems with Spain Philip II of Spain does not like you because you turned down his proposal and you are turning England into a Protestant country and you have executed Mary, Queen of Scots. He plans to attack England. Do you: a.Say you’ll marry him after all? b.Do nothing for you are a weak and feeble woman? c.Give your navy a speech pointing out that you have the heart and body of a lion and are a match for any man, particularly a Spanish one, so get fighting!?
Parliament Elizabeth needs Parliament to raise taxes, but she doesn’t like using it. What do you advise? a.Don’t call it at all b.Call it only a small amount of time c.Let it meet and advise her every year
Money Elizabeth is short of money. What do you advise? a.Sell royal land and property b.Sell special trading rights to certain merchants c.Sell your crown jewels
Money…again Many people have become angry with the monopolies and MPs have even criticized the queen in parliament. What do you advise? a.Arrest MPs who criticize her b.Give a speech to Parliament c.Give up many of the monopolies