Elizabeth’s refusal to marry, conclusions and sourcework

Part of the new materials to support a study of Elizabethan England, for example:

  • Early Elizabethan England, 1558-88 (Edexcel)
  • Elizabethan England, c1568-1603 (AQA)

Why did the Spanish decide to invade England in 1588? > Elizabeth’s refusal to marry

Conclusion: Elizabeth’s Refusal to Marry
Students are provided with a list of factors explaining Elizabeth’s decision not to marry. These are then arranged into a Triangle 9 diagram, and students use their findings to answer the question “Was Elizabeth RIGHT not to marry?”.

Sourcework: Elizabeth’s Refusal to Marry
Students are given two sources from Elizabeth explaining her decision not to marry, and asked questions to test their understanding.