Henry VII: Over view

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  • Henry VII: Over view
    • Bosworth
      • Stanleys switched sides, gave Henry more suport
      • Reversed acts of attainder on Lancastrians
      • Gave titles to his closest supporters
      • Pre-dated his reign allowing Richard's closest men to be accused of treason
    • Claim to the throne
      • Weak claim
        • Came indirectly from his mother's side
      • Lancastrian blood line
      • Richard III is the rightful king
      • Only became king by winning Bosworth
        • Bosworth
          • Stanleys switched sides, gave Henry more suport
          • Reversed acts of attainder on Lancastrians
          • Gave titles to his closest supporters
          • Pre-dated his reign allowing Richard's closest men to be accused of treason
    • Consolidation of Power
      • Married Elizabeth of York
        • United the two factions
      • Coronation immediately after Bosworth
        • Propaganda
          • Tudor Rose
            • Showed unity between the two factions
          • Coins with Henry's face on
            • Showed English and foreign people he was king
        • Formed his government with a mixture of Yorkist and Lancastrian members
          • United the two factions
        • Changed from the exchequer system to the chamber system
          • More effective for the new king
      • Control of the Nobility
        • Carrot and stick/rewards and punishments
          • Attainder (punishment)
          • Titles (reward)
        • Rarely gave out titles
          • Titles came with land ad money, and he wanted to save money
            • Knight of Garter - didn't give any money, just prestige
              • Titles (reward)
        • Council learned
          • Empson and Dudley - debt collectors
        • Henry didn't trust the nobility
          • Rarely gave out titles
            • Titles came with land ad money, and he wanted to save money
              • Knight of Garter - didn't give any money, just prestige
          • Star chamber
            • Like a modern court of law
        • Income
          • Ordinary
            • Custom duties (import/export tax)
            • Legal dues
              • Fines the nobility would have to pay if they did something wrong
            • Crown lands
              • Any unoccupied land belonged to the king and he could rent it out
            • Nobility/feudal dues
              • The nobility had to pay money to the king on request. e.g. the knighting of Arthur
          • Extraordinary
            • clerical taxes - Henry's right to request money from the church
            • Parliamentary grants - used for war
            • French Pension
            • Bonds and recognisance
              • Bonds - This was a written obligation. The noble agreed to pay a penalty if certain conditions set by the King were not met.
              • Recognisance - The noble would sign an obligation promising to behave him-self in future. There would be a very considerable fine for breaking the terms of the recognisance.
        • Threats
          • Tax rebellions
            • Yorkshire
            • Corwall
          • Pretenders
            • Simnel
            • Warbeck
              • Corwall
              • Foreign policy
                • Henry VII: Over view
                  • Claim to the throne
                    • Weak claim
                      • Came indirectly from his mother's side
                    • Lancastrian blood line
                    • Richard III is the rightful king
                    • Only became king by winning Bosworth
                    • Consolidation of Power
                      • Married Elizabeth of York
                        • Coronation immediately after Bosworth
                          • Propaganda
                            • Tudor Rose
                              • Showed unity between the two factions
                            • Coins with Henry's face on
                              • Showed English and foreign people he was king
                          • Formed his government with a mixture of Yorkist and Lancastrian members
                            • Changed from the exchequer system to the chamber system
                              • More effective for the new king
                          • Control of the Nobility
                            • Carrot and stick/rewards and punishments
                              • Attainder (punishment)
                            • Council learned
                              • Empson and Dudley - debt collectors
                            • Henry didn't trust the nobility
                              • Star chamber
                                • Like a modern court of law
                            • Income
                              • Ordinary
                                • Custom duties (import/export tax)
                                • Legal dues
                                  • Fines the nobility would have to pay if they did something wrong
                                • Crown lands
                                  • Any unoccupied land belonged to the king and he could rent it out
                                • Nobility/feudal dues
                                  • The nobility had to pay money to the king on request. e.g. the knighting of Arthur
                              • Extraordinary
                                • clerical taxes - Henry's right to request money from the church
                                • Parliamentary grants - used for war
                                • French Pension
                                • Bonds and recognisance
                                  • Bonds - This was a written obligation. The noble agreed to pay a penalty if certain conditions set by the King were not met.
                                  • Recognisance - The noble would sign an obligation promising to behave him-self in future. There would be a very considerable fine for breaking the terms of the recognisance.
                            • Threats
                              • Tax rebellions
                                • Yorkshire
                              • Pretenders
                                • Simnel
                                • Warbeck
                                  • Foreign policy
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