The Life of Elizabeth I - Chapters 15 and 16 The Axe Must Be the Next Warning and Less Agreeable Things to Think About Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 15 and 16 The Axe Must Be the Next Warning and Less Agreeable Things to Think About Summary and Analysis

In Chapter 15, the Queen made William Cecil the first Baron Burghley on February 25, 1571. Her most important advisors were Burghley, Sussex, Leicester, and Walsingham. Mary was still conspiring for the English crown with the help of Philip of Spain and Norfolk. Roberto Ridolfi, a papal agent, planned an invasion focused on deposing Elizabeth and putting Mary and Norfolk on the throne. When the plot came to light, Norfolk confessed his part. Mary denied involvement with Ridolfi and Norfolk. This was a turbulent time in foreign relations in England. Elizabeth was a little too old to rely on proposals of marriage to keep her safe, but the allure was still strong to marry...

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