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The Dominican monk who wrote "Malleus Maleficium"4 in 1486 derived femina from "Fe" and "Minus" because according to them women were "deceitful" and "imperfect" (made from the "bent" rib of Adam), and the Dominican monks said women were "ever weaker to hold and preserve the faith" than men were. The contemporary Eliphas L�vi, who had been a celibate priest but had left the priesthood, said women were better at sorcery because "they are more easily transported by excess of passion."
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"From her arrival in 1568, Mary Stuart posed a major threat to the security of Elizabeth and her government". How far do you agree with this judgement?3 star(s)
The reason why this is the paramount threat to Elizabeth is because of the number of people who had grievances against the religion and saw Mary Stuart as the way to gain their religion back. Tied into this is the political danger of those Nobles who also had Catholic sympathies but were also in a position to challenge Elizabeth i.e. the Duke of Norfolk who was under demands from Mary Stuart to gain her release from prison by force if needed.
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