Early in her reign

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Early in her reign, Elizabeth faced daunting tasks. But, with Cecil's aid, Elizabeth was  able to make progress towards improving the state she inherited. Cecil and the rest of  the Privy Council were continually amazed at Elizabeth's intelligence, incisive analytic  thinking, and capacity for hard work. She further surprised them in her refusal to marry:  everyone had expected her to wed as soon as possible. Indeed, she had many suitors,  for Elizabeth's husband would obtain vast power, his children would rule England, and  the young Elizabeth was not bad looking; certainly she was the most eligible  bachelorette in the world at that time. Elizabeth's advisors assumed she would soon  choose one of the suitors and create some powerful alliance, but they were all in for a  surprise, as Elizabeth constantly found way to evade marriage at the last minute. Her major achievement at this early period of her reign was passage of the Acts of 
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