The Importance of Parliament, 1485 - 1603

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  • The importance of Parliament
    • In 1485 Parliament agreed with Henry VII as King and publicly confirmed his coronation.
    • Parliament was responsible for the passing of statutes and bills.
      • E.G. It passed the Statute of Uses, which was a tax on inheritance.
    • Parliament introduced bureaucratic reforms.
    • It raised revenue increasingly.
    • Henry VIII
      • In 1529 the Reformation Parliament was formed, which played an active role in the Break From Rome.
        • It passed the Act of Supremacy, 1534, which made Henry VIII Supreme Head of Church and State.
        • It passed the Act in Conditional Restraints of Appeals abolished appeals to Rome.
        • It passed the Act in Conditional Restraints of Annates, which reduced payments to the Catholic Church.
      • The Valor Ecclesiasticus was presented to Parliament in 1535 and led to the passing of the Dissolution Act in 1536.
    • Edward VI
      • Parliament passed the Chantries Act in 1547, aiding England's descent into Protestantism.
      • It passed the first and second Acts of Uniformity (1549 and 1552), which abolished Catholic practices.
    • Mary I
      • Passed the first and second Acts of Repeals (1553 and 1554) , which undid all religious change since 1529.
      • Passed the heresy laws.
    • Elizabeth I
      • Passed the Act of Supremacy in 1559, making her Supreme Governor.
      • Passed the Act of Uniformity which helped to establish a moderately Protestant Church.
    • OVERALL, Parliament helped to enhance the authority of the monarch
      • Parliament met irregularly.
      • It was used by the monarch and the chief ministers.
      • The monarch always had the final say.


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