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What was the Catholic threat to Queen Elizabeth and how serious was it Queen Elizabeth ruled England from 1558 until her death in 1603 Many historians such as Penry Williamssee her reign as the start of England becoming a great power Throughout her reign Elizabeth was faced with many challenges one of the biggest being what to do about religion Religion was of fundamental importance in sixteenth century Europe and was a crucial part of peoples lives When Elizabeth ascended to the English Throne most rulers believed that uniformity of religion everybody following the same religion was the best way to avoid disturbances or even civil war occurring in their countries In England the previous queen Queen Mary had converted England to Catholicism which along with marrying a foreign King made her very unpopular after the two previous Kings had instated Protestantism as the uniform religion When Elizabeth rose to the throne she was immediately faced with challenge of which religion she should implement in England Elizabeth was not a fanatic Protestant or Catholic having once declared There is only one Jesus Christ The rest is a dispute over trifles Elizabeth realised she would need popular support though and the vast majority of English were Protestant She realised that in keeping England a Catholic country she would be hugely unpopular amongst the English public and possibly would be overthrown However by returning England to a Protestant state she would have a sizeable minority of Catholics in England who would be disenchanted with her England had no standing army or police force and a civil uprising amongst Catholics could result in Elizabeth being overthrown Also England would be surrounded by powerful Catholic countries such as France and Spain who would possible invade England to make it a Catholic state This is the Catholic threat that faced Elizabeth during her reign the risk that Catholics in her own country would rise and
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