Reason's for Henry VII's Survival

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  • Reasons for Henry's survival
    • Henry's leniency removed sympathy for rebels' causes
      • Reinstatement of Northumberland. Showed leniency.
      • Lambert Simnel pardoned and given a job in the royal kitchens.
    • Henry took decisive, ruthless action when necessary
      • After imprisoning Warbeck alongside the Earl of Warwick, the two prisoners plotted to escape. When it failed, they were both executed.
        • No immediate death for Warbeck
          • Henry's leniency removed sympathy for rebels' causes
            • Reinstatement of Northumberland. Showed leniency.
            • Lambert Simnel pardoned and given a job in the royal kitchens.
      • As a punishment for supporting the Simnel rebellion, the Irish had heavy taxes levied on them.
    • Henry's foreign policies removed foreign support for rivals
      • Treaty of Medina del Campo. Created an alliance of marriage (Arthur and Catherine) and established trade.
    • Weaknesses and poor leadership of rivals
      • The Stafford brothers tried to raise support in Worcester, an area who supported Henry VII.
      • Perkin Warbeck could gain support of foreign diplomats but kept it to various degrees. Henry VII often created treaties nullifying the support any rebels might have otherwise gained.
        • Henry's foreign policies removed foreign support for rivals
          • Treaty of Medina del Campo. Created an alliance of marriage (Arthur and Catherine) and established trade.

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