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  • B. W. Beckingsale


By the early autumn of 1558 it had been clear that Mary’s days were numbered. Men were quietly preparing for the new reign. On Elizabeth were centred the hopes of all those who had seen their ideals and ambitions thwarted by the accession of Mary. The reformers were hoping to begin where they had left off at the end of Edward’s reign. Few doubted that Elizabeth would restore Protestantism. Hie Marian exiles were ready to return. Patriots looked for an opportunity to throw off the Hapsburg yoke and avenge the loss of Calais. Speculation and stock-taking had begun.


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