The Life of Elizabeth I - Chapters 19, 20, and 21 Between Scylla and Charbdis, Practices at Home and Abroad, and The Tragical Execution Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 19, 20, and 21 Between Scylla and Charbdis, Practices at Home and Abroad, and The Tragical Execution Summary and Analysis

In Chapter 19, Pope Gregory XIII reissued the Papal bull excommunicating Elizabeth. Again troubled by the Pope and King Philip of Spain, Elizabeth chose to fine her Catholic subjects for failing to attend Anglican Church instead of hunting them out or going to war. Anjou accepted the crown of the Netherlands, a country desperate for a protector. Elizabeth commended Sir Francis Drake for his voyages, despite the fact that he blatantly sacked Spanish ships. Anjou needed Elizabeth's money in the Netherlands to fund his war, so he went to England to woo her again. She allegedly accepted his proposal in front of witnesses but changed her mind two days later, stating she could not...

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