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1)Mary I (the daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon) repealed anti-catholic legislation and reintroduced the catholic religion.
2)Elizabeth I’s (Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s daughter) great achievement in foreign policy was the defeat of Spain.
3)At first she avoided open war so that explorations and overseas trade expanded, making England a commercial and seafaring power. English sea-captains were secretly encouraged by the Queen, who took a share of the profits.
4)(They were engaged in piracy and they captured Spanish ships that carried precious metals, tobacco and slaves from Africa to America. ).
5)The English ships were lower, faster and armed with long-range guns. She ruled through her Privy Council of about 20 members, great nobles and officials.
6)She used her being unmarried as a diplomatic and political weapon. (She encouraged the hopes of European princes with whom it was important to keep on good terms with).
7)Her court was brilliant since it consisted of musicians, poets and actors.
8) The Pilgrim fathers were religious dissenters who left England for America and founded the colony of New Plymouth.

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