The Life of Elizabeth I - Chapters 2 and 3 God Send Our Mistress a Husband and Disputes Over Trifles Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 2 and 3 God Send Our Mistress a Husband and Disputes Over Trifles Summary and Analysis

Chapter 2 begins with Elizabeth's coronation service on Sunday, January 15th. She was fitted with a ring on her finger, symbolically wedding her to the people. Elizabeth truly connected with her people before her accession ceremony, taking time to give them a kind word or allow them to give her small gifts, and her familiarity with her people was a staple of her reign. She quickly turned to the issues at hand: religion and her much-hoped-for marriage. She did not want the religious tyranny that was the cornerstone of Mary's reign, preferring to leave each to his own conscience. She only wanted the outward signs of obedience and was content as long as she had their political loyalty. The Council...

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