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Why did they want Elizabeth to marry

She was the last living child of Henry vlll and she had no children, this would lead to violent struggles for power.


Why were Spain and France a threat?

They were catholic countries who wanted influence over England and supported the pope. Threat of an invasion.


Why was Mary queen of Scott’s a problem?

With no heir next in line was Elizabeth’s cousin Mary. Catholics wanted her as the queen


Why were Ireland a problem?

Ireland didn’t want to be ruled by Elizabeth and they revolted several times during her reign.


Why were taxes a problem?

The country was short of money and rising of taxes were unpopular


Why was religion a problem?

England official religion changed a number of times this caused instability and violence.
Catholics did not trust or want Elizabeth as queen saying she was illegitimate
Puritanism an extreme form of Protestantism was a threat