- How great a problem were the nobility?
- Henry was a usurper and there was nothing preventing the nobles from provoking disorder, and potentially revolting.
- Many of the nobles owned large tracts of land. Land = Power.
- Many of the nobles had witnessed the death of their King at Bosworth.
- Some nobles had gained enough power to become 'over-mighty' subjects, or 'super nobles'.
- Many of the powerful nobles were killed at the Battle of Bosworth.
- Some of them were tired of the constant conflict that he been brought about by the War of the Roses.
- Consequently, they shared a common interest with Henry in maintaining peace and order throughout the Kingdom