Unit 2 – The English RenaissanceA Celebration of Human Achievement (1485 – 1660)Guided Reading QuestionsTextbook p. 287-297The Renaissance: Historical ContextThe Monarchy and the Church - p. 287–2881.Name two writers who were put to death by the English ruler of the times. 2.What was spreading during the reign of Henry VIII? 3.What did the wealth and power of the Catholic Church lead to? 4.Who wrote the 95 Theses against corrupt church practices? 5.What religion was based on the wish for churches to be less corrupt? 6.Why does Henry VIII request an annulment? 7.When his request is denied, what does he do? 8.Who was the head of the Church of England? 9.Why was Queen Mary called Bloody Mary? The Elizabethan Era - p. 2881.What does England enjoy under the reign of Elizabeth I? 2.What were some of her specific skills in regards to religion, politics, etc.? 1.Mary Stuart, the Queen of Scotland was considered to be the rightful heir to the English throne by whom? 2.Following the death of Elizabeth I, there was conflict over who was the rightful King of England, as well as the clashes between the Catholics and the Protestants. What does Charles I dismiss that further causes problems?3.Who are the two groups fighting the English Civil War? 4.Who wins? 5.What kind of government is established? 6.What are some of the results of this Puritan-dominated government? 7.In 1660, Charles II is invited to assume the English throne by whom? 8.What is the name of the period in English history that the reign of Charles II ushers in?