Elizabeth I - Chapter 4, pgs. 73-117 Summary & Analysis

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Elizabeth is proclaimed Queen on November 17, 1558. She is twenty-five years of age. There were questions about her abilities after the reign of her sister. Even though Elizabeth had lived in the country she kept herself informed and this helped in her transition to the throne.

Elizabeth appoints Sir William Cecil as her Principal Secretary of State. This makes him her chief adviser.

When Elizabeth arrives in London, she first stayed at the residence of Lord North, and then stayed at the Tower. After a week, she moves to Somerset House and then to the Palace of Westminster. The staff from her own household is given official positions. She has to select the men for the Privy Council. In addition to advising the Queen, they implemented policy and perform many administrative duties that reach to all parts of the kingdom. Elizabeth retains...

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