The Life of Elizabeth I - Chapters 9 and 10 A Matter Dangerous to the Common Amity and Things Grivouser and Worse Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 9 and 10 A Matter Dangerous to the Common Amity and Things Grivouser and Worse Summary and Analysis

In Chapter 9, Mary Queen of Scots fell in love with Lord Darnley, though her councilors did not approve of him. Since it was obvious that Mary would not accept Leicester, he began again to court Elizabeth, and in Chapter 10 the court split into pro-and anti-Leicester factions. Sussex, Norfolk, the lords Hunsdon, and Howard of Effingham were against him. In 1565, Catherine de'Medici proposed that the Queen marry Charles IX, which Elizabeth formally declined because she thought him too young for her. Cecil, Norfolk, and Sussex were afraid this would open the door for Leicester, and they put all their energy into bringing about a Hapsburg marriage to Maximilian II. Elizabeth denied him because he was Catholic...

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