Table of Contents
- 1 What was the religious settlement called?
- 2 When was the religious settlement?
- 3 What religion was Mary the first?
- 4 What was the Religious Settlement of 1559?
- 5 What are two features of Elizabethan government?
- 6 How did Mary change England?
- 7 What was the purpose of the religious settlement?
- 8 What do you call the place of worship in a church?
What was the religious settlement called?
The Elizabethan Religious Settlement
The Elizabethan Religious Settlement is the name given to the religious and political arrangements made for England during the reign of Elizabeth I (1558–1603) that brought the English Reformation to a conclusion.
Did the religious settlement work?
All members of the Church had to take the oath of supremacy under the Act of Supremacy if they were to keep their posts. 8,000 priests and less important clergy did so. There were 10,000 parishes in England at this time so this shows that the religious settlement was largely successful.
When was the religious settlement?
Elizabeth I quickly needed a religious settlement for Tudor England after the years of religious turmoil her subjects had experienced. This came in 1559 and is known as the Religious Settlement.
What are the 2 features of the religious settlement?
The Elizabethan Religious Settlement was contained in two acts – the Act of Supremacy and the Act of Uniformity.
What religion was Mary the first?
A devoted Roman Catholic, she attempted to restore Catholicism there, mainly through reasoned persuasion, but her regime’s persecution of Protestant dissenters led to hundreds of executions for heresy. As a result, she was given the nickname Bloody Mary.
Who challenged the religious settlement?
The Catholic challenge to the Settlement was in part fuelled by the position of Mary, Queen of Scots. With a legitimate Catholic heir to the throne they had reason to believe that Catholicism would return and some were inclined to plot or continue Catholic ways based on this.
What was the Religious Settlement of 1559?
the Elizabethan church
What was the Act of Uniformity? The Act of Uniformity of 1559 set out the groundwork for the Elizabethan church. It restored the 1552 version of the English Prayer Book but kept many of the familiar old practices and allowed for two interpretations of communion, one Catholic and one Protestant.
What were the challenges to the Religious Settlement?
Many Catholics in England were not happy with Elizabeth’s Settlement. They had enjoyed religious freedom under Queen Mary, Elizabeth’s sister, and they were now being asked to change or deny their beliefs. Many couldn’t make this compromise and left to live in exile abroad.
What are two features of Elizabethan government?
Elizabethan government operated on a hierarchical system. Elizabethans believed that God had appointed the monarch and she had the power and status to grant jobs to those below her. They in turn granted rewards and jobs to the people below them and so on.
Is Queen Elizabeth II a Tudor?
As the daughter of King Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth I was the granddaughter of King Henry VII. Queen Elizabeth II is also related to King Henry VII because his daughter Margaret married into the House of Stuart in Scotland. Just as the throne passed from the Tudors to the Stuarts, it then passed to the Hanovers.
How did Mary change England?
She had been brought up as a strict Roman Catholic and was horrified by her half-brother’s changes. The Catholic Mass was restored and Holy Communion was banned. All priests had to be Catholic; the basic furniture in the Protestant churches was replaced with the colourful furniture and paintings of the Catholic Church.
How was the Religious Settlement challenged?
The Puritan Challenge. Puritans believed that worship and prayer should be plain and simple. The Religious Settlement did not enforce the Puritan view of church layout, decorations or the dress of preachers. The main areas that puritans disagreed with were the allowance of crucifixes and vestments.
What was the purpose of the religious settlement?
The Religious Settlement aimed to ease the tensions created by the religious divisions of the previous 25 years. It tried to take elements from both Protestantism and Catholicism, but since many Protestants had become MPs, the Settlement was perhaps more Protestant than Elizabeth would have liked.
Who are the leaders of the religious settlement?
Queen would rule as Supreme Governor supported by bishops. There should be no Pope or bishops. Services and Prayer Book should be in Latin. Services and Prayer Book would be in English. Services and Prayer Book should be in the native language. Churches should be highly decorated and services full of ceremony.
What do you call the place of worship in a church?
a building that Christians go to in order to worship. Traditional churches usually contain an altar and long wooden seats facing the altar called pews. The place where the priest or minister stands to talk to the people is called a pulpit. A religious ceremony that takes place in a church is called a service
What did clergy wear in the religious settlement?
All clergy were to wear clerical dress and a white linen gown and not marry. Plain robes should be worn by churchmen and they should be allowed to marry. Saints should receive special prayers. Saints should receive no special prayers.