Outlines of the History of England; For Families and Schools

Outlines of the History of England; For Families and Schools

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...survive it; but died in the year 1558, after a reign of between five and six years. CHAPTER XIV. ELIZABETH. FROM 1558 TO 1603. Elizabeth succeeded her sister Mary, at the age of twentyfive. Having been disliked, and even hated, by her sister, she had lived in the utmost retirement, and employed herself in diligently cultivating a mind naturally of great strength and capacity. Her character was well known to the nation; and she waB received with great joy; a feeling which was heightened by the knowledge that she was attached to the Protestant religion. Mary'spersecutionhad produced the usual effect of totally defeating its object. During the reign of Edward VI., a considerable part of the people had acquiesced in the reformed doctrines, in obedience to the government. During the reign of Mary, the whole nation had become Protestants, in spite of persecution. Elizabeth immediately proceeded to re-establish the Protestant religion. She began byrecalling all who were banished, and setting free all who were imprisoned for their religious opinions; and her first parliament passed a series of acts which settled the religion of the state in the manner in which we have ever since enjoyed it. In the civil government of the kingdom she was assisted by wise counsellors, particularly the lord-keeper Bacon, and Sir William Cecil. She restored the coin, which had been much debased; encouraged agriculture, by allowing a free exportation of corn; promoted trade and navigation, and so much increased the shipping of the kingdom, that she was justly called "the restorer of naval glory, and the queen of the.northern seas." Soon after Elizabeth's accession, her jealousy began to be excited against Mary, the young queen of Scots. That princess, great...show more

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  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236572912
  • 9781236572912