How far did Henry VII consolidate his hold on the Throne by 1489?

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  • How far had Henry VII consolidated his hold on the throne by 1489?
    • Reign dated before Bosworth
      • Richard and supporters traitors
        • Can take lands via attainder
          • Reign dated before Bosworth
            • Richard and supporters traitors
              • Can take lands via attainder
      • Married Elizabeth of York
        • United the House of York and the House of Lancaster
        • Two days after papal dispensation granted
        • Produced an heir - Arthur
      • Coronation before first meeting of Parliament
        • Elton points out only a true king can call Parliament
          • Must have been acknowledged as king
        • Parliament could never claim they made Henry King
      • Yorkist Threats
        • Earl of Warwick put in the Tower
        • Earl of Lincoln and Duke of Suffolk professed their loyalty
          • Lincoln joined the King's Council
        • Earl of Surrey kept in prison until 1489
        • Duke of Northumberland released in 1485 and returned to the North to control it
        • Simnel
          • Pretended to be Warwick
          • Resulted in the Battle of Stoke 1487
            • Easily crushed
          • Powerful backing ie Margaret of Burgundy
          • Crowned in Ireland
          • Early on in Henry's reign - not fully established yet
      • Act of Resumption
        • To return any lands lost by the crown since 1455
      • Yorkshire Rebellion 1489
        • Protest against war taxation
        • Vergil and the Great Chronicle mention the rebels' sympathy with the Yorkist Cause
      • Foreign Acceptance
        • Treaties implied other foreign powers accepted him as King
          • Medina del Campo 89 with Spain
          • Redon
    • Coronation before first meeting of Parliament
      • Elton points out only a true king can call Parliament
        • Must have been acknowledged as king
      • Parliament could never claim they made Henry King

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