The Life of Elizabeth I - Chapters 17 and 18 Princely Pleasures and Frenzied Wooing Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 17 and 18 Princely Pleasures and Frenzied Wooing Summary and Analysis

In Chapter 17, the Queen went on progress to Kenilworth, one of her favorite houses, entertained by Leicester. He moved on in his affections from Douglas Howard to Lettice Knollys, the Queen's cousin. The Queen clashed with the Archbishop Grindal over Puritanism and made herself leader of the Anglican Church. The Dutch Protestants in the Netherlands wanted Elizabeth to become their Queen and head a Protestant army against Spain. Elizabeth did not want to become Queen of the Netherlands; the endeavor would be a drain on England's economy and obligate her to fight the Netherlands' war against Philip of Spain. She did send aid to their cause, even as she took over the Anglican Church in her own country. Unfortunately, this made the Puritan movement even stronger in the years...

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