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“Bishops of the Church of England, who would have naturally opposed the progression of gender equality due to their affiliation with the conservative Church, wrote, ‘Wives … must obey their husbands and cease from commanding’” (document 5). 2. “Members of the clergy, for example, John Knox, a religious reformer, went so far as to title a book, First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women. In his book, Riston, a Roman Catholic priest, displeased about the changing views of the Virgin Mary in England, openly criticized Elizabeth for demoting Mary in importance. Also the Archbishop of York argued that women cannot hold clerical titles and therefore can never be head of the Church of England. However, all of these negative attitudes and…show more content…
Evaluating the reliability of the source 1. “Aylmer’s opinion could be related to his friendship with the Queen’s tutor, and may cause him to defend her, rather than look at her rule objectively” (document 4). 2. “Elizabeth’s personal surgeon, William Clowes, supports her rule and prays for a long life for her. His relationship with Elizabeth could influence with his judgment about her success as a ruler” (document 10). 3. “As William Tooker, Elizabeth’s personal chaplain, describes about a ‘touching ceremony’ in 1597, one can clearly see that she commanded and got respect on a personal level, not just for being Queen. Although supportive, it is similarly biased for one of Elizabeth’s closest subjects to be in such admiration of her” (document 9). Recognizing that different kinds of documents serve different purposes 1. “Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, an English court painter, would have collaborated with Elizabeth in creating her portrait, standing on a map of England, to present her as regal and powerful to those who aimed at discrediting her” (document 8). Analyzing the tone of the
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