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What are the first few arguments for Elizabeth’s marriage?

- form alliance with foreign country
- win support of powerful English family
- Mary queen of Scots wouldn’t be able to have power after her death


What are the second arguments for Elizabeth’s marriage?

- Elizabeth could produce an heir to carry on the tutor dynasty
- foreign national support could open up economic opportunities


What are the first 3 reasons against Elizabeth’s marriage?

- childbirth in 16th century was dangerous for the mother
- marrying englishman = problems over who has authority
- many suitors were catholic


What are the second 3 arguments against Elizabeth’s marriage?

- a foreign king could take over England
- remaining unmarried = independence (legally)
- unpopular marriage could spark rebellion