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Unformatted text preview: Even before Mary Queen of Scots had become a threat, her mother presented some problems for Elizabeth: soon after Elizabeth's coronation, Mary of Guise, Queen Regent and the mother of Mary Queen of Scots, found herself facing opposition from Protestant reformers in Scotland called the "Lords of the Congregation." The Protestant group requested Elizabeth's aid. Elizabeth certainly wanted to get Mary of Guise's French armies out of Scotland, but she was afraid that her interference might provoke a French invasion of England. Elizabeth refused to send troops, instead sending money to support the Protestants, who overthrew the Queen Regent. Lord Burleigh (then William Cecil) encouraged military, while Elizabeth, fearful of action as always, hesitated. Ultimately, Elizabeth used the Navy to cut off French supplies to Mary of Guise's forces in Scotland. Later, at Cecil's advice, she sent an army, which was defeated. After Mary in Scotland....
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course HIST 2320 taught by Professor Siegenthaler during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.
- Fall '07