Edexcel : A2 Unit 3 -Protest, Crisis and Rebellion in England 1536-88 (Henry VIII)

This is for my History A2 Exam - I did the Tudors

(Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary Tudor, Elizabeth I) 

This powerpoint contains notes on Henry VIII - in particular :

The system of government and any changes that were made, factional rivalry and the religious climate during his reign and any changes he made. 

This was all done by me, feedback and comments would be appreciated!


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Tudors 1536 -
Henry VIII Edward VI Mary I…read more

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Changes in Government
1536 ­ 40 :
· Changes in financial administration ­
- They set up several new departments to
administer most of the Crown's other sources of
income ­ most famous ­ the Court of First Fruits
and Tenths and the Court of Augmentations ­
these were set up to deal with the Church
wealth that was nearly coming to the King.…read more

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Changes in Government
1536 ­ 40 :
· Establishment of the Privy Council ­
· During the 1530s (probably 1536) ­ the
medieval system of a large Council (70-90
members) was replaced by a more formal
Privy Council ­ an elite group of 20 permanent
trusted councillors ­ their responsibility = the
day-to-day running of the government.
· The small size and the competence of it's
members meant it could work effectively
during times of crisis.…read more

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Changes in Government
1536 ­ 40 :
· Role of Parliament and Relationship between
Church and State ­
· Cromwell made Henry the Supreme Head of
the Church in England ­ revolutionising the
relationship between Church and State.
· He then used Parliament to enforce the
Reformation ­ meaning he established the
principle that `king-in-parliament' was the
highest form of authority.…read more

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Changes in Government
1536 ­ 40 :
· Extension of royal authority in the regions ­
· Cromwell wanted to extend royal authority
throughout the country ­ success was limited.
· He had to depend on the cooperation of the
local gentry acting as Justices of the Peace
(magistrates that enforced the State's rules
and regulations in the local courts of law) and
the powerful noble landowners who were
presidents in the local Councils of the North,
West and Wales.…read more

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i'm sitting the exam in june 2014, do you have any tips? really good notes by the way.

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