Queen Elizabeth I Dbq Essay

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Humans often live closed up in a box, where people are strongly self-centered and accepting others becomes a hard action for them to take. They never truly understand themselves, more so each other, and this causes conflict between various groups and classifications. One of the most well known conflicts caused by different beliefs in religion was the Reformation. As generation passed and different royalties were placed in throne, the country of England constantly alternates between Anglicanism and Catholicism. One of the monarchs of England was Queen Elizabeth I, who was a committed Anglican. She was the last monarch of the Tudor family, and people questioned on whether she influenced the spirit of the Reformation. While some may argue that…show more content…
The Catholics and the Anglicans always have had tension, and when Queen Elizabeth I came to power, she started to execute Roman Catholics. The Church of England became official once more after Queen Mary I’s decision as a Catholic. However, Queen Elizabeth I’s approach was a moderate access to the Anglican belief (Source 7). This approach did not satisfy the Puritans and later caused them to rebel against the Queen. Under Queen Elizabeth I’s rule, the Anglicans had more freedom than before and were not executed for their beliefs. The Anglicans became the majority in England and had superiority over the Roman Catholics. As more Catholics plotted to harm Queen Elizabeth I, her feelings for the Catholics hardens and they were executed for their wrongful thoughts (Source 4). The Act of Supremacy was an act influenced by her belief and was passed by the Queen. The original document of the act explains that “the reign of [Elizabeth’s] most dear father of worthy memory, King Henry VIII, divers good laws and statutes were made and established [...] as also for the restoring and uniting to the imperial crown of this realm the ancient jurisdictions, authorities, superiorities.” The Act of Supremacy denied the authority of the Roman Catholic Church of England and gave full power to the Church of
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