Renaud was a very perceptive diplomat

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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  routine burning of Protestants, and a popular rhyme of the day went: "When these with  violence were burned to death, / We wished for our Elizabeth." Furthermore, when the  Catholic monarchs of England proclaimed that Elizabeth was an illegitimate bastard, this  only angered the people more. Some people suggested that Elizabeth marry a man of  the Plantagenet line named Courtenay, hoping that this union of the Tudors and  Plantagenets would prove able to topple Mary's Catholic government. But Elizabeth,  who had seen enough members of her family lose their heads already, was cautious  and unwilling to commit treason. Instead, she preferred to wait patiently for her 
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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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