Quote #8: "During Elizabeth’s reign, she achieved a religious settlement that established a moderately Protestant Church of England as the country’s national church" (Bumgardner).
Commentary: As the Queen of England, Elizabeth achieved a religious settlement that made the Protestant Church of England the country's national church. Queen Elizabeth clearly cared deeply for religion and it influenced the daily life of English people.
Quote #9: "Many Catholics had gone along to get along, mimicking conformity to the national Church while they continued to harbour Catholic beliefs and contacts" (Lake).
Commentary: Catholics in the Elizabethan Era had to mimic conformity to the Protestant Church of England in order to hold on to their beliefs because if anyone heard it, they may be prosecuted. This is crucial because it shows that religion was an important to the people who lived in the Elizabethan Era.
Quote #10: "For their part, the authorities were armed with new anti-Catholic legislation passed during the 1585 Parliament and they now decided to move against her. In this they were responding both to the obvious tensions within the local Catholic community and to the activism of a minority of that group" (Lake).
Commentary: In this time, religion was of great significance because the 1585 Parliament created an anti-Catholic legislation because of tensions and activism. The Catholics of the Elizabethan Era had to convert from their religion to the Protestant Church of England because of this.
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