Why is Queen Elizabeth the First still important today?
Elizabeth I is one of England’s greatest monarchs – perhaps the greatest. Her forces defeated the Spanish Armada and saved England from invasion, she reinstated Protestantism and forged an England that was a strong and independent nation.
What did Queen Elizabeth 1 encourage?
Queen Elizabeth I wanted to build a stable, peaceful nation with a strong government, free from the influence of foreign powers in matters of the church and the state. Immediately after becoming Queen, she created the Elizabethan Religious Settlement.
Why was Elizabeth I such a successful and popular ruler?
She acted in ways that made sure that she would remain on the throne. Because she stayed in power for so long, England was able to have a long period of stability and relative prosperity. This is what helped her people and made her (at least arguably) a great leader.
Why did Elizabeth I explore the world?
Why did Elizabeth encourage exploration? … Empire: Spain’s wealth from the New World meant that Elizabeth was keen for overseas territory. Weakening Spain: Spain was a threat – Elizabeth feared they would get rid of her and replace her with a Catholic. Attacking Spain – and reducing its wealth – would reduce the threat.
What changes did Elizabeth make?
1559: Queen Elizabeth wished to create a new moderate religious settlement derived from Henry VIII’s break from Rome. She established the Church of England in 1559.