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On November 17, 1558, Mary I died. Nobility filled the road to Elizabeth's country home,  hoping to reach Elizabeth early and make a good impression on the new sovereign.  Now 25 years old, Elizabeth ascended the throne of England. Trying to consolidate her  power, Elizabeth did what she could to minimize the Catholic-Protestant conflict in the  country with passage of a religious settlement act in 1559 that, despite making  Protestantism the legal religion and Catholicism officially illegal, was actually very  tolerant. Nonetheless, the Catholic world saw her as an enemy, and in 1570, Pope Pius  V announced an interdict against Elizabeth that encouraged English Catholics to revolt  against her. Renaud was a very perceptive diplomat, and from the start he saw how much the  people loved Elizabeth, who reminded them of Henry VIII much more than did Mary.  Mary's marriage to Philip II of Spain angered most of England. Mary was hated for her 
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