Development of the Tudor State

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  • The development of the Tudor State
    • Tudor State in 1536
      • King had power but relied on the nobility
      • Household and departments overlapped
      • Exchequer dealt with finance and privy chamber both with state and personal matters
      • Council included nobility, churchmen, greater nobility, Henry's personal friends and servants
      • Greater nobility expected places in court and on the council but the most patronage came from the King's household
    • Nobility
      • at the heart of the government
      • staffed the council and different offices
      • Provided military support in localities as well as helped with the exchquer.
      • Territorial nobility expected the best positions and rewards
        • territorial magnates needed power to control in their localities
        • Henry restricted their power to prevent them being overmighty and make them loyal to him
      • Neville's, Percies and Courtenays had regional power bases where they had more power and independence/
    • Church
      • got power through education and royal favour
      • rewarding them cost little but annoyed the nobility.
    • Cromwell
      • created reforms through parliament
      • Limited the King's power without parliament
      • made the privy council and some offices of state able to work without the King
      • 1535- deputy in spititual matters- gave him more control
      • 1536- secretary of state- made the machinary of government.
    • Supremacy
      • Valor ecclesiasticus
      • Sold off church lands
      • Created protestant reforms like Bishops book and King's book.
      • At of 6 Articles curbed protestant beliefs.
      • Translated Bible to English
      • Chantries Act
      • Closed links to Rome
    • Organisation of finance
      • Court of Augmentations handled income from monasteries
      • Spent money on Lord Lieutenants for oversea defence
      • Dissolution of monasteries brought 1million income
      • After cromwell's fall finance went out the window, spent money on warfare and began debasement
      • Northumberland drew on Cromwell's experiences and Eizabeth loved exchequer.
    • Political administration
      • Court of Chancery- recorded legal decisions and wrote wirts
      • Office Holders- main were court ofchancery and exchequer, could have any role Henry anted, ade government efficient
      • Royal council- created privy council, managed courts of justice and star chamber
  • Nobility
    • at the heart of the government
    • staffed the council and different offices
    • Provided military support in localities as well as helped with the exchquer.
    • Territorial nobility expected the best positions and rewards
      • territorial magnates needed power to control in their localities
      • Henry restricted their power to prevent them being overmighty and make them loyal to him
    • Neville's, Percies and Courtenays had regional power bases where they had more power and independence/

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