Her major achievement at this early period of her reign was passage of the Acts of Supremacy and Uni

Her major achievement at this early period of her reign was passage of the Acts of Supremacy and Uni

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Her major achievement at this early period of her reign was passage of the Acts of  Supremacy and Uniformity, passed in hopes of diminishing the religious tension in  England. The Act of Supremacy made her the "supreme governor" of the Church of  England, and the Act of Uniformity restored the English prayer book that Mary had  banned. However, Elizabeth had several lines removed that would be offensive to  Catholics. William Cecil was a perfect counterpart and companion for Elizabeth. Opposites in  many senses, together they had the ability to see both sides of many issues, and their  arguments often resulted in wisely chosen policies. As a team they ruled the country  well for decades. Cecil was quiet while Elizabeth was forceful and opinionated; he  preferred simplicity in manner, while Elizabeth preferred elegance. One thing they did  have in common, however, was a mutual fear of war; both worked very hard to keep 
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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.

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