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1

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.

2

Why were Spain and France a threat?

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

3

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

4

Why were Ireland a problem?

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

5

Why were taxes a problem?

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

6

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