Marriage dating customs elizabethan era
This drained both the English Exchequer and economy that had been so carefully restored under Elizabeth's prudent guidance.English commercial and territorial expansion would be limited until the signing of the Treaty of London the year following Elizabeth's death.High officials in Madrid, Paris and Rome sought to kill Elizabeth, a Protestant, and replace her with Mary, Queen of Scots, a Catholic.That would be a prelude to the religious recovery of England for Catholicism. In 1584, the Throckmorton Plot was discovered, after Francis Throckmorton confessed his involvement in a plot to overthrow the Queen and restore the Catholic Church in England.The Victorian era and the early 20th century idealised the Elizabethan era.The Encyclopædia Britannica maintains that "[T]he long reign of Elizabeth I, 1558–1603, was England's Golden Age...
Economically, Sir Thomas Gresham's founding of the Royal Exchange (1565), the first stock exchange in England and one of the earliest in Europe, proved to be a development of the first importance, for the economic development of England and soon for the world as a whole.
The Elizabethan age contrasts sharply with the previous and following reigns.
It was a brief period of internal peace between the English Reformation and the religious battles between Protestants and Catholics and then the political battles between parliament and the monarchy that engulfed the remainder of the seventeenth century.
The Protestant/Catholic divide was settled, for a time, by the Elizabethan Religious Settlement, and parliament was not yet strong enough to challenge royal absolutism.
England was also well-off compared to the other nations of Europe.