Turned England into a Protestant leader and helped England become a world empire. She used strategy to keep other nations from becoming to powerful.
Calvinism and Catholicism
1560 - 1609
During this time, the Calvinists and the Catholics were fighting to gain supporters and eliminate the other religion.
French Wars of Religion
1562 - 1598
Huguenots and Catholics were fighting during this time, until Henry VI came to power, and issued the Edict of Nantes in 1598, ending the wars
Thirty years war
1618 - 1648
This war was mostly over religious disputes, but political and territorial motives were also evident. This war had to do with Calvinists fighting Catholics, and finally ended with the Peace of Westphalia
Economic and Social Crises
1620 - 1650
Population decreased during this time, and many centers of finance began to decline economically, due to the wars, plague, and famine. This created social tensions, which led to the witchcraft trials
1642 - 1651
This was a war between the king and Parliament because the king believed that he was ruler because of God and that he was subject only to God, while Parliament believed that they ruled England with the king.
William and Mary overthrew the English ruler, and made changes for the better in England, which supported the fighting religions.