The Elizabethan era was a period of time with many obstacles but also many achievements Jake Bumgardner states "Elizabethan Age, or Elizabethan Era, was a period of English history during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, from 1558 to 1603. Elizabeth was a strong ruler who gained the loyalty and admiration of her subjects. The Elizabethan Age is sometimes called the Golden Age, because it was a time of great achievement in England." :
During the years 1558-1603 with queen Elizabeth 1 often called the golden age. :
With the great achievement in this period of time often referenced as the golden age with help of a strong ruler. During Queen Elizabeth´s ruling changes were made that not everyone was understandably okay with as Bumgardner experts ¨Not everyone prospered during the Elizabethan Age. Strict rules regulated clothing, land ownership, marriage, and religion. In the latter half of Elizabeth’s reign, she actively persecuted Catholics. Some radical forms of Protestantism also were not tolerated. A number of people were executed for activity opposing the established church. By law, such action could be regarded as treason. In 1587, Elizabeth executed her cousin Mary Stuart, the former Catholic queen of Scotland. Mary had been the willing focus of several Catholic plots against Elizabeth.¨. :
With a new leader came changes that not everyone was happy about. Strict rules against religion was made and brought trouble. Many cases of execution took place for activity opposing the church. :
Many were affected with the changes in a negative way. Although, the new queen would soon come fourth as a great leader of the people with time and adjustments. Elizabeth´s reigns did last for quite some time but was abruptly put to an end in 1603 from an Irish rebellion. As Bumgardner asserts in his article ¨An Irish rebellion and a worsening economy darkened the final years of Elizabeth’s reign. The Elizabethan Age ended with Elizabeth’s death in 1603. Elizabeth was succeeded by James VI, the Protestant son of Mary Stuart.¨ :
A weak queen was overpowered and the reigns of the Elizabethan era were overturned. Irish rebellion took place alongside a "worsening economy" which took the era to a tragic end. :
When the queen passed in 1603 her era came to an immediate end but was far from being forgotten.
During the Elizabethan era their were many religiuos groups that differed from eachother in many ways for example in the World book Christine Hamlin reads ¨Druidism, the religion practiced by the Druids, involved the worship of many gods. Some gods were associated with elements of the natural world. Others were associated with human activities, such as the work of blacksmiths. The Druids believed the soul was immortal and entered a new human body after death.¨ :
Druids worshiped many gods, some were associated with natural world elements or human activities, believed in the process of reincarnation :
Many Gods were involved with the Druid religion countless indivisuals were included in. Beliefs in life after death was a major factor in the group.They also had many practices that were unique in their own way but similar to other in other ways for instance Hamlin again quotes ¨They practiced divination(predicting future events) by studying the flights of birds and the remains of sacrificed animals. They may have also sacrificed human beings. Most Druidis rituals took place in sacred oak groves or near bodies of water, such as bogs, lakes, and rivers. Druids believed water was a gateway to the world of the gods.¨ :
The practice of divination took place in the Druids religious group. Took upon them to sacrifice animals to their Gods and research shows humans maybe were not excluded from this practice. Took place in sacred oak groves or near bodies of water. Water was believed to be a gateway to the world of the gods. :
The sacraficing of animals and humans took place in the Druids religious group as an offering for their many gods.
Another well known religious group during the era was the Lindisfarne group, although they were a considerably small group there faith never faltered. In the World Book Advanced an article states ¨In the late 600's, the monks of Lindisfarne prepared a beautiful manuscript containing a Latin version of the gospels. The Lindisfarne Gospels (now in the British Library in London) was later taken to Chester-Le-Street, near Durham, for safekeeping during Viking raids...¨.:
Monks,Latin version of gospels,taken to Chester-Le-street :
monks in the late 600's containing manuscripts a Latin version of well known gospels. The Lindisfarne groups had their very own island were they worshiped their god(s) as quoted in the World Book ¨...off the coast of northern Northumberland, England. It is about 3 miles (5 kilometers) long and 2 miles (3 kilometers) wide, and lies about 10 miles (16 kilometers) southeast of Berwick-upon-Tweed. The island is connected with the mainland at low tide. It is also known as Holy Island. The island is an area of exceptional beauty. It has the ruins of an abbey founded by Saint Aidan in 635, and of a Benedictine priory church built in 1093. Lindisfarne is a nature reserve. :
Northumberland, England 3 miles long and 2 miles wide. Lies 10 miles southeast of Berwick-upon-tweed. Island is connected with the mainland at low tide. Well known with the name Holy Island.¨. :
With a religious group within such small amounts of land says the group was not well known. Must of included a small number of followers.
The queen made many question her intensions because of religious differences Jenifer stock states in the Gale Virtual Library ¨When Elizabeth I (1533–1603), a Protestant, became queen of England in 1558, Catholics made up the majority of the population. Though most English Catholics remained loyal to the queen despite their religious differences, many of her chief councilors feared a Catholic uprising. Moreover, they feared that Catholic countries and societies abroad would either aid the English Catholics in a rebellion or invade England themselves in their efforts to eliminate Protestantism.¨ :
Catholics made up the majority of the population when Elizabeth was queen. Many stayed loyal to her despite their religious differences although a catholic uprising was always feared. :
During the era queen of England, Elizabeth had a different view on religion than many of her followers. But, not much sleep was lost from worry about a rebellion because many stayed loyal to her.A very large religious group didnt take liking to the new queen and her rulings, this then leaded to a Catholic Refomation. In the Gale Virtral library Jenifer stock reads ¨In an attempt to keep people from leaving the church, they tried to eliminate corruption within the church and to clarify the church's doctrine. (Doctrine is a principle, or set of principles, held by a religious or philosophical group.) Church leaders also opposed the new Protestant beliefs, which they considered heresy, or religious opinions that conflict with the church's doctrines. During this time the Catholic Church tried to reunify Europe under Catholicism and to spread Roman Catholic Christianity to the New World, Asia...¨. :
In this time many were leaving the church after conspiracies against their queen Elizabeth rose. In an attempt to keep people from leaving the church tried to eliminate corruption and clarify the churchs doctrine. :
The people of the Elizabethan era must of had a reason to turn away from the church and their ruler. Although, nothing is certian and it may have been a complete misunderstanding that got out of hand