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    This is the information provided in the textbook:

    The government in Elizabethan England centred on
    the monarch. During, and even before, the Elizabethan
    period, monarchs of England believed they had the
    right to rule ‘by the grace of God.’ This was later known
    as divine right*. Because of this, Elizabeth I made
    government policy, making all the most important
    decisions with the advice of her Privy Council. She could
    • declare war and make peace
    • call and dismiss parliament, and agree to, or reject,
    any laws they voted for
    • rule in some legal cases, for example, if the law was
    unclear or if people appealed a judgement
    • grant titles, lands, money, and jobs.
    To reward people with special privileges, such as a grant
    of land, a title or championing a cause, is known as
    patronage. Patronage is a very effective way of getting
    support from people and controlling them. What the
    queen gave, she could also take away if displeased.
    Other wealthy people could give patronage too, but the
    queen was the ultimate patron.

    If the question was: Describe two features of the Power of the Monarch in 1558 what two points could you include, and how do you develop them to get the full four marks?
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