Elizabeths sentence example

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  • The Spanish and Venetian ambassadors in London were shocked at what they regarded as the indecent rejoicings over Elizabeths accession.
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  • They were willing to take all the risks and relieve her of all responsibility; they filled her coffers with Spanish gold which they plundered as pirates, knowing that they might be hanged if caught; and they fought Elizabeths enemies in France and in the Netherlands as irregulars, taking their chance of being shot if taken prisoners.
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  • It required all Elizabeths finesse to run with the hare and hunt with the hounds; but she was, as Henry III.
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  • In other directions the expansion of England, the third stage in the development of Elizabeths policy, was more successful.
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  • This expansion was mainly at the expense of Spain; but at first Spain was regarded as Elizabeths friend, not France.
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  • Elizabeths head was stronger and she had no heart at all.
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  • But the friendship was never warm; Elizabeths relations with the Huguenots on the one hand and her fear of French designs on the Netherlands on the other prevented much cordiality.
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  • But the alliance stood in the way of a Franco-Spanish agreement, limited Elizabeths sympathy with the French Protestants, and enabled her to give more countenance than she otherwise might have done to the Dutch.
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  • The subjection of the Netherlands was now almost out of the question, and although Elizabeths help had not enabled the Protestant cause to win in France, Henry IV.
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  • They no longer asked, as many of them had asked in the beginning of Elizabeths reign, to substitute the presbyterian discipline for the episcopal government.
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  • Without fear of danger at home, therefore, James, who as king, of Scotland had taken no part in Elizabeths quarrel with The Philip II., not only suspended hostilities immediately Spanish on his accession, and signed a peace in the following.
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  • In Elizabeths time the danger, if not entirely external, did not come from the government itself.
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  • The strong Protestantism of Elizabeths reign had assumed a distinctly Calvinistic form, and the country gentlemen who formed the majority of the House of Commons were resolutely determined that no other theology than that of Calvin should be taught in England.
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