| Topic Tag: Was there an Elizabethan Settlement of Religion?

Many people throughout England struggled to find the “correct” religion (Elizabethan World View).
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Elizabethan Religious Settlement Flashcards | Quizlet

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Fact: The two major religions in Elizabethan England were the Catholic and Protestant religions (Alchin).
Fact: Queen Mary I, Elizabeth's sisters, believed in the Catholic Religion, so she burns those Protestants who were alive for their belief (Alchin).
Explain: Queen Mary I dislike the Protestants because of her different believed.
Fact: Queen Elizabeth I succeeded her sister Queen Mary and restored the Protestantism as an official religion.

2014.Elizabethan England Life." Elizabethan Era Religion and Religious Beliefs.
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The Elizabethan clergy and the settlement of religion, ..


Fact: Queen Elizabeth I was the daughter of Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn, the Pope declared that her parents' marriage was not legal and that Elizabeth was not a rightful queen and should be deposed, and formally excommunicated her (Elizabethan England Life).
Explain: The Pope declared that Elizabeth was not a rightful queen and should be deposed, and formally excommunicated her because Elizabeth I was the daughter of Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn, and that her parents' marriage was not legal.
Fact: In 1536, the Church in England had split from Rome over the issue of the divorce of King Henry VIII from Catherine of Aragon, leading to the formation of a separate religious authority known as Church of England and a reformed form of Catholicism, known as Anglicanism (Elizabethan England Life).
Explain: The divorce of Henry VIII leading to the formation of Anglicanism.
Fact: The name "Anglican" means "of England", but the Anglican church exists worldwide (Friedlander).
Fact: Our belief is written down in the Holy Bible and the Articles of Religion; our tradition is in part embodied in our Book of Common Prayer (Friedlander).
Fact: There is a public perception, especially in the United States, that Henry VIII created the Anglican church in anger over the Pope's refusal to grant his divorce, but the historical record indicates that Henry spent most of his reign challenging the authority of Rome (Friedlander).
Explain: A public perception about Henry VIII created the Anglican church because of the Pope's refusal to grant his divorce.
Fact: The religious settlement of Elizabeth I, proposed an improved version of Anglicanism, in two Acts of the Parliament of England (Friedlander).
(Henry VIII)
Fact: The Act of Supremacy of 1559 re-established the Church of England's independence from Rome, and conferred the title 'Supreme Governor of the Church of England' on Elizabeth; while the Act of Uniformity of 1559 included the establishment of the Book of Common Prayer (Friedlander).
Fact: Anglicanism was imposed by law, and secured Parliamentary approvals, only by a narrow margin though all the Catholic bishops who continued to recognize papal supremacy, and who were not imprisoned, voted against it (Friedlander).
Fact: At the same time, Puritans, a militant group of Protestants, opposed to accept the rituals and formulas of the Book of Common Prayer (Friedlander).
Explain: The Puritans, a group of Protestants, opposed to accepting the Act of Uniformity of 1559.
William Shakespeare
In the Elizabethan Era, people were extremely superstitious, and beliefs in different religions were so strong that they lead to executions of many loyalties to their religions.
Fact: Knowledge of William Shakespeare's religion is important in understanding Shakespeare and his works because of the wealth of biblical and liturgical allusions.

England prospered in culture and religion as well as establishing itself as a world power, all during Elizabethan times....
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People follow the religion to have a better life and have someone to look up to.
Anh Tran
Religious Beliefs of Elizabethan England
(Queen Elizabeth I)
Alchin, Linda.

Elizabeth decided on a compromise between the two religions, one that would have characteristics of both, this new religion was called Anglicanism.
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How Fair Was the Elizabethan Religious Settlement? Essay

Elizabeth prevailed over major decisions in religion, the dates Parliament met and what they talked about, warfare, education, foodways, and clothing styles....

Elizabethan Era Religion and Religious Beliefs

The factors that caused Elizabeth to make this decision were her personal religious preferences, the views of the Marian Bishops and the opinions given to her by the parliament.

Religious Beliefs of Elizabethan England by Anh Tran on Prezi

(Alchin)
Fact: Elizabethan Catholics believed that Priests and the Pope were able to forgive sins as an indulgences, were given to the church (Alchin).
Fact: Elizabethan Protestants believed that only God could forgive sins (Alchin)
Fact: Schools taught the official religion decreed by the reigning Queen or King (Alchin).
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(Mary, Queen of Scots)
Religious Situation
Differences in Religion made the situation confused and cause civil unrest at very least occurs.

The Church of England needs a second Elizabethan Settlement

When Speaker delivered a message from Elizabeth banning religious debate in 1585 there were calls for him to be displaced for going to the queen ‘without the privitie of the House’.(Procs.

Elizabethan Religious Settlement - Wikipedia

I found that Elizabethan theater was heavily influenced by the Medieval theater in several ways including: the influence of the kinds of plays, the influence of the concepts in different genres, the performance aspect itself along with staging and religious and political controversies....