Early Elizabethan England, 1558–1588: Queen, government and religion – Review sheet

Last updated: 19/12/2023
Contributor: Harriet Rix
Early Elizabethan England, 1558–1588: Queen, government and religion – Review sheet
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History: British studies
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Review queen, government and religion in this Early Elizabethan England topic review sheet for years 10 and 11. 

Suitable for the Edexcel exam specification, it covers key knowledge for this topic. Use it as a revision resource for the end of the topic or interleaved practice and to review learning as you go.

Available to download in two different printable versions:

  • 10-page A4 printable with space to write their answers directly on the worksheets
  • One-page A3 printable designed for students to write their answers in their books.

All answers are included.

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An extract from the answers:

Section 1: The situation on Elizabeth’s accession

Task 1: What was the monarch’s role in government and why?

The monarch's role in government during Queen Elizabeth's reign was to provide leadership and make important decisions for the nation. As the sovereign, she held executive power and was responsible for governing the country. The monarch's role was crucial for maintaining stability, enforcing laws, appointing key officials, and representing the nation both domestically and internationally.

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