Elizabeth I And Her Privy Council
Posted 03 November 2008 - 06:16 PM
Does anyone have any ideas about how to awnser the following question
"Assess the role of the privy council in the government of Elizabethan England"
Thanks for any help!
Posted 03 November 2008 - 11:29 PM
1. What was the formal allotted role of the Privy Council in the government - in descriptive terms only, WHAT did it do.
but then go on to ask
2. How much influence did the Privy Council have in the government - assess how much say it had.
There are number of webpages which will help, though none of them go as deep as I think you will want to go - you will need to do some extra reading.
However, you need to be aware that recently there appears to have been a revision of attitudes to the power of the Privy Council, and so I would devote a final section to:
3. Was the Privy Council really so powerful - in which you address the possibility that it wasn;t as influential as was hitherto thought.
- Useful for this will be Natalie Mears who argues (with other recent historians) that the Privy Council was NOT the hub of policy-formation, but that the court and public debate were more important.
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