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History revision booklet 1

The Tudors: England

SECTION 1: Henry VII 14851509
1 The consolidation of power
Henry VII's character
Establishing the Tudor dynasty
2 Henry VII's government
Councils and the court
Domestic policy: Justice and the maintenance of order
Domestic policy: improving royal finances

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CHAPTER 1: The consolidation of power

Became king after defeating Richard III in the Battle of Bosworth (BoB) on 22 August 1485.
This terminated Plantagenet rule & begun the new dynasty, the Tudors.
He had no claims & many enemies who wanted him dead, making it essential to…

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Arranged his coronation before his first act of parliament meeting (7 Nov) on 30 Oct.
Demonstrating his right to the throne was based on hereditary right & not only because
Parliament had sanctioned it. The coronation signified the approval of the Church & through
this the approval of…

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However, the rebels landed on the Northwest coast of England in Cumberland, & crossed the
Pennines to drum up support in Richard III's old heartland in the North Riding of Yorkshire. But
the Yorkist gentry were reluctant to commit.

Battle of Stoke Field, 1487
Henry gathered a group…

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Conveniently able to get rid of the Earl (the most obvious Yorkist claimant) after Warbeck's final
Innocent victim of the political maneuverings of the period.

Edmund de la Pole, Earl of Suffolk & Richard de la Pole, `The White Rose'
Last piece of dynastic security, are the…

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Act of Attainder: this declared a landowner guilty of rebelling against a monarch the attained lose
their title, lands & sometimes their lives. Their heirs were disinherited.
Tonnage and poundage: the right to raise revenue for the whole reign from imports and exports.
Parliamentary sanction: an official…


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