Elizabeth the Great - Study Guide Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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Parliament wants action taken against Mary, Queen of Scots, to reduce her threat to the Crown. Privy Council members question Norfolk, now in the Tower, but they cannot find enough facts to charge him with treason. Queen Elizabeth becomes indignant. Twice Norfolk has denied his intentions and reaffirmed his fidelity to her while keeping up his negotiations with Mary. When Elizabeth learns the Privy Council does not regard his acts as treasonable, she has a hysterical fit, threatens to have Norfolk's head off by her own authority and faints.

The Scottish lords involved in the uprising become desperate with Norfolk's arrest. They try to kidnap Mary from Tutbury, but the Privy Council has Mary moved to Coventry. These lords have now marched the length of four counties without any sign of a Catholic uprising against Elizabeth. They retreat and are driven over the Scottish border.

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