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Edward IV 1461-1469. 1ST Reign.

Foreign Policy:
SUCCESS:
Alliance with Burgundy. Played France and Burgundy off each other, and got the best treaty
for England. This stopped the trade war which England was badly suffering from.
FAILURES:
Warwick was unhappy by this decision as he wanted an alliance with France.…

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EDWARD IV'S 2ND REIGN.

Edward and the Nobility.
SUCCESS:
Used lower class people rather than powerful nobles, e.g. William Herbert.
Gave himself more power over Wales and the Marches by setting up a council in the name of
his eldest son.



Justice and Order.
SUCCESS:
He set up gentry in…

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