How successfully did Elizabeth deal with the problems of her reign?

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)

How successfully did Elizabeth deal with the problems of her reign?
In this exercise, students will reach a final judgement about Elizabeth I by writing an essay.
In this way, they will:

  • Develop their ability to see the ‘big picture’ and to connect factors together
  • Consider how Elizabeth’s rule has affected such things as:
    • The perception of women as the equals of men
    • England’s unique religious culture and its impact on places like the USA
    • England’s long-term relations with Scotland and Ireland
    • England’s long-term relations with Spain

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