Henry VII re-establishing the power of the crown

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  • Henry VII re-establishing the power of the crown
    • The claim to the thrown was feeble
      • Father was Edmund Tudor (Welsh royal lineage)
        • He wasn't that important
    • Defeated other claimants to the thrown
      • RICHARD III -  Killed at Battle of Bosworth (22nd Aug 1485)
    • Unpopularity of Richard III
      • Crucial part of the explanation of why Henry Tudor became king
    • Able to control the Nobility
    • Good advisers
    • Worked hard at the business of Government
      • Increased crown's income

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