The crucial question persisted

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The crucial question persisted, however, of who would succeed Elizabeth. In March of  1603, Elizabeth contracted a bad cold. Knowing she would not live long, the Queen  signed a document the day before she died making King James I of Scotland the rightful  heir, even though he was the son of her nemesis, Mary Queen of Scots: Elizabeth would  not sacrifice the well-being of the country for the sake of her personal grudges. Although  the Stuarts would rule in such a way as to create instability for England, Elizabeth's  action ensured a peaceful succession process. Her duty completed, Elizabeth died at  Richmond Palace in London on March 24, 1603. After facing the Spanish Armada, Elizabeth's main advisors passed away. In the 1890s,  she was in her sixties. The result was a changing of the guard: Elizabeth now had much  younger and less experienced advisors serving her. As she was old, some people in he 
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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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