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AS and A Level: British History: Monarchy & Politics
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However, this didn't happen during Elizabeth I's reign and so clearly she remained in control and handled the situation skilfully in order to maintain stability as much as possible. Guy sums this up saying: 'Irrespective of Elizabeth's private faith, she maintained a vice-like grip on the Church of England and on the pace of change'. Elizabeth I was mainly concerned about Puritans more from a political than theological point of view because their disobedience was undermining her authority as Supreme Governor of the Church.
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'In His Domestic Policy Between 1515 and 1529 Wolsey Promised Much But Achieved Little' - How Far Do You Agree With This Statement?4 star(s)
He would then be brought his Cardinal's hat - a sign of power and status in political and religious terms - and would be escorted to Westminster Hall by noblemen and gentry. He struck fear in the hearts of many people, he had the power to control them; if they betrayed or opposed him, then he would have them killed. Wolsey was in the centre of Government, and could control, or at least have a major influence on, finance, administration and justice.
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The British Isles where pinpointed due to there vulnerability of attack by means of amphibious operations which the Scandinavians could mount particularly well. They were barbaric in their methods, and by 800 most of England were under Viking rule. 1066 marked the beginning of the Norman conquest of Britain. William, duke of Normandy triumphed at Hastings, and this resulted in the Norman control of Britain. The subsequent conquest of Britain was followed by the social reconstruction of Britain, which in turn brought about a transformation of the English language and the culture of England.
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