Lady Jane Grey was sadly only Queen of England for nine days as a result of the heavy revolts from the supporters of Lady Mary, the rightful heir to the throne. Mary I became the first true Queen of England, and began her task to restore England to Roman Catholicism, as she was a fanatical one herself. She restored the laws to burn heretics. This allowed many Protestants to be burned during her reign, because Catholics that burning “cleansed the soul”, which was the reason why she would later be known as “Bloody
After King Edward died at age 15, his half sister, how was a diehard catholic, mary, took the throne (Life in Elizabethan days: 148). When Mary took throne, she was devoted to restoring catholicism in England(Life in Elizabethan days: 148). Mary burned over 300 protestant heretics and heresy, she also believed anyone believing or practicing any religion other than the one recognized by the crown was related to treason. After Mary, her sister Elizabeth took throne. Once again, Queen elizabeth swung england back to Protestantism.
When Henry VIII received a daughter rather than a son, he believed he was being punished for marrying and sleeping with Catherine, his brother’s wife, and he sought an annulment. After Catherine’s nephew, Charles V, held the pope hostage to prevent the annulment, Thomas Cranmer and Thomas Cromwell, two Protestants, decided to help Henry VIII to get him away from the church. After getting him an annulment, Henry made himself the head of the new church due to the Act of Supremacy. This lead to the Dissolution, which took the wealth and land from the church and gave it back to Henry. After he wrote a new Bible, had a son with his third wife, and aided the Protestant Reformation, he died.
Another example that shows the parents are to blame is when Juliet’s father forces her to marry Paris. He threatens that she will not be part of the family and that he will hurt her. She goes to Friar Lawrence for advice and this is when he reveals his plan to her. If there hadn’t been a feud between the two families, Romeo and Juliet would not have felt like they needed to go to such drastic measures to be together. Another way the parents were to blame for Romeo and Juliet’s death was when Juliet’s parents moved the wedding up a day.
2 pg 68). This is important because at this moment in time, Mr. Rochester was at the church and about to marry Jane when it is revealed that he is, by law, still married to Bertha Mason. This revelation significantly alters the plot because, had he not been married to her or had no one ever found out that he was, he and Jane would have gotten married and Jane would have stayed at Thornfield. But, instead, he initially tried to deny that he was married and still used his wife’s insanity as a reason to consider himself not married anymore. Because Mr. Rochester was married (and also probably because he lied about it), Jane changed her mind about marrying him and decided to leave Thornfield for good, despite the fact that it was painful for her to leave.
In 1606 Shakespeare wrote the play "Macbeth" for king of Great Britain, James I, descendant of Scottish nobleman Banquo. James I was the son of Mary queen of Scots, a catholic who tried to assassinate her cousin Queen Elizabeth. Mary was executed for her attempt and her son was taken into the royal home and raised Protestant. Since Elizabeth had no children when she died James was named heir, the Catholics were excited at the prospect of a catholic ruler, but despite his mother 's religion he was raised protestant and he ruled protestant.
Thus, Cordelia making a statement that she will not marry due to the reason that when she is married, she will have to split her love for her husband and her sense of duty equally. When Cordelia said this to her father, King Lear grew furious and immediately disowns her from the family and took away all her inheritance and dowry. She is then married off to the king of France with no dowry and received political power over the French community. Cordelia was very
Charles I son of James VI of Scotland tries to enforce the Divine Right of Kings but faces opposition from Parliament this begins the English Civil war. Charles I then makes several mistakes including marrying Henrietta of France, who was a Catholic yet England was Protestant. All mistakes have consequences and King Charles first consequence was a strained and wounded marriage to his wife Henrietta. Charles often got into trouble, and one of the times was when he tried to impose a new prayer book in Scotland. This angered the Scots and they went to War against England.
The Massacres and riots commenced, some due to princes or kings reforming to other religions which their subjects had to also reform to. Saint Bartholomew's Day massacre resulted in the killing of 20,000 Huguenots who were French Calvinists. The Peace of Augsburg only temporarily calmed the storm in Germany over Lutheranism but it later caused the Thirty Years War in 17th century which had four phases that more or less religiously destroyed Europe and turned the religion conflict into one of political
During the Witch Trials, Parris’ teachings also revolved more around Satan and a person’s sinful ways. Lastly, the final effect of the Salem Witch Trials was that it affected many individuals personally. Reverend Parris’ reputation became so horrible, they voted him out of the church. Then, John Procter was convicted of witchcraft and hung. Meanwhile, Abigail was driven out of town and thought to have become a prostitute in Boston.
He opposed the king 's separation from the Catholic Church and refused to take the Oath of Supremacy, which declared the king to be the supreme head of the Church of England. He was then convicted of treason and ordered to be beheaded. His last words were, "I die the king 's
Philip II had been contemplating an invasion on England, however, due to Spain’s financial situation, the ability of taking on such an operation made the King reluctant. After the execution of the Roman Catholic, Mary Queen of Scots, he wanted to seek revenge. Being married to Mary Tudor and equally like her wishing to see England return to Roman Catholicism, Philip was determined, as well as being backed by a country which was known as the strongest Catholic nation in Europe. Many factors influenced his decision; however, in 1585 Elizabeth contributed to his decision to attack. This was through Elizabeth helping the Protestants in the Netherlands when they revolted against their Spanish overlords led by the Duke of Parma.
He followed her every word to get closer to the crown, but one: James married Anne, the crowned princess of Denmark, whereas Elizabeth wanted to choose his wife. On Elizabeth’s deathbed, she crowned James the king of England. After this James was as happy as could be, whereas the people were skeptical. Because he was Mary’s son, the Catholics thought that he would stop their persecution and side with their religion, and the Puritans thought he would side with the Catholic religion as well. Because of this, Puritans were saying that James was a corrupt, lazy, coward to try to discredit him as a ruler.
He had long set eyes upon Anne Boleyn, a maid of honor to his current wife Catherine of Aragon, and tried to seduce her into becoming his mistress despite her restraining from that. He decided to annul his marriage to Catherine but Pope Clement VII declined his request due to Henry VIII being already granted a right to marry Catherine of Aragon, the wife of his dead sibling. Henry VIII could not
Part I explained, Jean Louise being presented a marriage proposal by Henry Clinton, but she tells him that “I’ll have an affair with you but I won’t marry. ”(p. 67) Because she doesn’t want to cheat on him later on in life. Next, Aunt Alexandra comes into play. Alexandra forces herself into Jean’s life by telling her she cannot marry Henry; even though Jean wasn’t planning on it anyways.