Riii's increasing instability

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  • Riii's increasing instability
    • Coronation oath- decleared commendable interest in justice for all
      • Parliament passed legislation concerned with minor reforms for legal procedures
        • Not clear whether driven by R or individual parliamentarians
    • King was seen as a usurper- so faced growing disaffection
      • made his power tense and uncertain
      • Sent instructions to Southampton&York for authorities to repressed those who repeated the rumors he has killed wive&princes
    • Couldn't rely on his Great Magnates-feared they would use their power to usurp the throne.
      • Not generous with ennoblements
        • Ruled through minor gentry (Bolton, Dacre, Greystake&Fitzhugh)
  • Not generous with ennoblements
    • Ruled through minor gentry (Bolton, Dacre, Greystake&Fitzhugh)
  • Set up Independent royal counsel to keep law and order in north, even though south was more troublesome
    • Riii's increasing instability
      • Coronation oath- decleared commendable interest in justice for all
        • Parliament passed legislation concerned with minor reforms for legal procedures
          • Not clear whether driven by R or individual parliamentarians
      • King was seen as a usurper- so faced growing disaffection
        • made his power tense and uncertain
        • Sent instructions to Southampton&York for authorities to repressed those who repeated the rumors he has killed wive&princes
      • Couldn't rely on his Great Magnates-feared they would use their power to usurp the throne.
      • Therefore he handed court over to John de la Pole, Earl Of Lincoln
        • Overrode two great magnates- Earl of Northumberlan and westmorland
    • Evidence suggest that R used crown estates as his main reveune
      • He gave instructions to make sure that officials were collecting payments from tenants and officers
    • Passed Acts Of Parliament outlawing the unpopular 'Benevolences'
      • R relied on the force loans(just as unpopular) to meet his growing commiments
        • Passed Acts Of Parliament outlawing the unpopular 'Benevolences'
          • pay for suppression of buck rebel, wage to war in Scot, and to defend himself against Tudor
        • Only called parliament once (meant not consulting governement
          • It was dominated by R's right to rule
        • Continued war with James- had to fund it (expensive)
        • son and wive both died 91484-85)
        • HT had lots of support

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