Elizabeth I - Study Guide Chapter 3, pgs. 40-72 Summary & Analysis

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On July 31, Elizabeth rides out of London to meet her sister Mary for the ride into the city. Even though Mary warmly greets Elizabeth, she still resents her because of the way Henry VIII treated her mother. Her adviser, Simon Renard, warns her about Elizabeth being a danger. Religion is a major problem for Mary and Elizabeth. Elizabeth has adopted Protestantism while Mary remains a Catholic. Elizabeth ostentatiously adopts the Catholic religion to appease her sister.

When Parliament meets, its revokes the divorce of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon which casts suspicions on the legitimacy of Elizabeth and her right to ascend to the throne. Her October 29 decision to marry Philip of Spain is not well received by her subjects who want her to marry someone from within the kingdom.

Mary remains suspicious of Elizabeth and eventually Elizabeth moves to...

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