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Elizabethan Government LEXI OARD. Central Government– Privy Council  In charge of general administration of the country.  Elizabeth didn’t want a lot.

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1 Elizabethan Government LEXI OARD

2 Central Government– Privy Council  In charge of general administration of the country.  Elizabeth didn’t want a lot of people on the council.  The first council had 15 members and before she died the council had 50 members.  Involved in governmental areas, including religion, military matters, the Queen's security, economics, and the welfare of the people. They also dealt with problems of national Interest and with individual people as well.

3 Central government- Parliament  Consisted of The House of lords (upper class) and The House of Commons (lower class).  Elections were held in The House of Commons but only men with a certain annual income could vote.  Parliament didn’t have much power.  Elizabeth didn’t really care for the opinions of her parliament. The only time she wanted their opinion was in 1586 when she summoned them to decide whether she should execute Mary, Queen of Scots.

4 Monarch  No laws could be passed without the Queens consent.  She chose the men that would help her govern.  She decided the religion of the country, when parliament was going to sit and what they could discuss, when and if the country was going to go to war, she made decisions about education, the welfare of her people, even what food her people could eat and the clothes they were to wear.  Royal Proclamations.

5 House of Commons & House of Nobility  In the house of commons bills of money matters would be first introduced and in the House of Nobility issues of nobility are represented.  The laws or bills had to go through both houses three times, then the Queen had to consent for it to be an Act of Parliament.  Four hundred and eight public and private acts were passed by the Queen’s Parliament.

6 Three Important Acts  1576 Poor Law Act  1593 An Act for the Necessary Relief of Soldiers and Mariners,  1549 Act of Uniformity.

7 Crime And Punishment of Nobility  High Treason, Rebellion, Murder, Spying, Witch craft, Sedition, Alchemy and Blasphemy.  The Rack, The Scavenger's Daughter, The Collar, The Iron Maiden, Branding Irons, and Assorted instruments designed to inflict intense pain.

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9 Crime And Punishment of the common people  Theft, Cut purses, Begging, Poaching, Adultery, Debtors, Forgers, Fraud, Dice Coggers and being drunk.  Hanging, Burning, The Pillory and the stocks, Whipping, Branding, Pressing, Ducking stools, The Wheel, Starvation in public, The Gossip’s Bridle or the Brank, The Drunkards Cloak, Cutting off various limbs, Boiling in oil water or lead.

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11 Government Advisors  Sir William Cecil served the Secretary of state for Elizabeth from 1558 to 1572 and also as Lord Treasurer from 1572 until he died in  Sir Francis Walsingham was the Secretary of state in He almost had a promotion for Lord Treasurer but died in  Sir Robert Cecil, In 1590s he took over the responsibility for Secretary of State but didn’t officially be Secretary of State until 1596.

12 Jeopardy

13 Crime and punishment Central Government Government Advisors 10

14 Crime and punishment for 10 points  What is one punishment for common people? Answer

15 Answer to crime and punishment for 10 points  Hanging, Burning, The Pillory and the stocks, Whipping, Branding, Pressing, Ducking stools, The Wheel, Starvation in public, The Gossip’s Bridle or the Brank, The Drunkards Cloak, Cutting off various limbs, Boiling in oil water or lead. Home

16 Central government for 10 points  How many members did Elizabeth have in her first privy council?

17 Answer to central government for 10 points  15 members

18 Government Advisors for 10 points  Sir Robert Cecil was the son of who ?

19 Answer to Government Advisors for 10 points  Sir William Cecil

20 Crime and Punishment for 20 points  What is one crime of nobility?

21 Answer to Crime and Punishment for 20 points  High Treason, Rebellion, Murder, Spying, Witch craft, Sedition, Alchemy and Blasphemy.

22 Central government for 20 points  In Parliament what is the upper class and lower class called?

23 Answer to Central Government for 20 points  House of Lords (upper class) and House of Commons (lower class)

24 Government Advisors for 20 points Who took over the responsibility for Secretary of State but didn’t officially be Secretary of State until 1596?

25 Answer to Government Advisors for 20 points  Sir Robert Cecil


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