Why was Mary, Queen of Scots a problem?

In this lesson, students will look at the background to Mary Queen of Scots and her legitimate claim to the English throne. Students will consider how her arrival in England in 1568 posed a threat to Elizabeth and consider the options that Elizabeth had in order to deal with this threat.

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Quiz:

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!

Q1.Which parts of Europe did Spain control?

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Q2.How would you describe the spread of Protestantism in Europe?

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Q3.Why did Elizabeth give support to the French Huguenots?

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Q4.Why was Elizabeth concerned by the Duke of Alba's soldier's in the Spanish Netherlands?

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Q5.Why did Elizabeth support Dutch Protestants and intercept Spanish ships?

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Quiz:

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!

Q1.Which parts of Europe did Spain control?

1/5

Q2.How would you describe the spread of Protestantism in Europe?

2/5

Q3.Why did Elizabeth give support to the French Huguenots?

3/5

Q4.Why was Elizabeth concerned by the Duke of Alba's soldier's in the Spanish Netherlands?

4/5

Q5.Why did Elizabeth support Dutch Protestants and intercept Spanish ships?

5/5

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Quiz:

Mary Queen of Scots

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Q1.Mary, Queen of Scots was raised in which country and with which religion?

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Q2.Why did Elizabeth sign the Treaty of Edinburgh in 1560?

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Q3.Who was Mary, Queen of Scots's first husband?

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Q4.In what year did Mary marry Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley?

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Q5.Why did Mary, Queen of Scots come to England in 1568?

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Quiz:

Mary Queen of Scots

Complete the quiz below to check your understanding of today's lesson

Q1.Mary, Queen of Scots was raised in which country and with which religion?

1/5

Q2.Why did Elizabeth sign the Treaty of Edinburgh in 1560?

2/5

Q3.Who was Mary, Queen of Scots's first husband?

3/5

Q4.In what year did Mary marry Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley?

4/5

Q5.Why did Mary, Queen of Scots come to England in 1568?

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Lesson summary: Why was Mary, Queen of Scots a problem?

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