How was Elizabethan government structured and what challenges did it pose?

This lesson examines the structure of Elizabethan government, both central and local. It will look at the different roles of advisors and how she used this structure to maintain control. It will also examine the potential challenges of this structure for Elizabeth.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.What term can be used to describe the structure of Elizabethan society?

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Q2.Which group in society grew in importance during Elizabethan's reign?

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Q3.Which group made up nearly 50% of the population?

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Q4.Which group of people sometimes owned a small portion of land?

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Q5.Which group of people had the power to raise an army?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What term can be used to describe the structure of Elizabethan society?

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Q2.Which group in society grew in importance during Elizabethan's reign?

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Q3.Which group made up nearly 50% of the population?

3/5

Q4.Which group of people sometimes owned a small portion of land?

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Q5.Which group of people had the power to raise an army?

5/5

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Elizabethan Government

Complete these 5 questions to check your understanding of today's lesson.

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Q1.What was the name given to Elizabeth's closest group of advisors?

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Q2.Which of Elizabeth's Privy Councillors did Elizabeth allegedly have a romantic relationship with?

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Q3.Which Privy Councillor was Elizabeth's chief spymaster?

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Q4.Which strategy did Elizabeth use to control members of her Privy Council?

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Q5.Elizabeth had to rely on governance in the local areas of the country to maintain control. What was each small area of England known as?

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Q6.Which member of local government was responsible for keeping social justice in each county?

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Q7.Which member of local government was responsible for controlling the local militia?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Elizabethan Government

Complete these 5 questions to check your understanding of today's lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Question 7

Q1.What was the name given to Elizabeth's closest group of advisors?

1/7

Q2.Which of Elizabeth's Privy Councillors did Elizabeth allegedly have a romantic relationship with?

2/7

Q3.Which Privy Councillor was Elizabeth's chief spymaster?

3/7

Q4.Which strategy did Elizabeth use to control members of her Privy Council?

4/7

Q5.Elizabeth had to rely on governance in the local areas of the country to maintain control. What was each small area of England known as?

5/7

Q6.Which member of local government was responsible for keeping social justice in each county?

6/7

Q7.Which member of local government was responsible for controlling the local militia?

7/7

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