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Britain, 1483-1529 Revision
The Reign of Henry VII: Political power and control
Character profile:
Henry VII's personality and mode of governing would undoubtedly have been shaped by
his early experiences.
Personal strengths:
He spoke and understood several languages, being particularly comfortable with French
He knew the dangers of imposters…

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Milanese Ambassador describes him as: "Cautious, open and fail in his dealing, and
willing to consider all sides of important questions".

Consolidation of Kingship:
He knew that there were those who would question his legitimacy in terms of the
throne, so he did all that he could to cover his…

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It also shows Henry's intelligence and his determination to prove himself as a true king.

First Parliament:
Declaration of the king's title ­ Statement that Henry was king by heredity title and
grace by God ­ by right of conquest.
Attainders ­ Removed previous acts of attainders and passed new…

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Dealing with Threats:
The Lovell Rebellion ­ 1486:
It was the first rebellion Henry had to face as he had only been on the throne for a few
People involved; Thomas and Humphrey Stafford and Francis Lovell. They had all
fought for Richards at Bosworth and went to sanctuary…

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Symonds took the boy to Ireland, a centre of Yorkist support.
The pretender received support from Margret, Duchess of Burgundy the sister of
Edward IV and Richard III, who sent 2000 German Mercenaries and money to Ireland
after stating that he was indeed her nephew. The Irish became more…

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The rebel army was crammed tightly on the top of the ridge making them an easier group
Due to the lack of protection the Irish suffered, which demoralized the rebels.
This caused Lincoln to charge at the King's army and initially it appeared as if the rebels
might win…

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harvests that year and other Northern counties had been made exempt for tax due to
the need to defend England for the Scots.
There was also a feeling of resentment towards Henry's Lancastrian heritage and also
the fact that he had over throne a Yorkist king.
Henry Percy was…

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Charles VIII (King of France) ­ Charles VIII welcomed Warbeck to Paris in 1492 and about
100 supporters of the house of York gathered around him. This was because Charles
VIII was at war with England over Brittany. The king of France received Warbeck as a
prince showing him appropriate…

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Princess Margaret to marry James IV (wanted more Anglo-Scottish relations). Warbeck
was no longer welcome in Scotland.
1497 ­ Ireland: Warbeck retuned to Ireland but Kildare drove him out.
1497- England: Warbeck attempted his third invasion. He landed in Cornwall hoping to
exploit the Cornish tax rebellion. Gathered a Cornishman…

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The rebels were poorly armed and failed to gain entry to Exeter on the 17th
September and by the time they reached Somerset they had not gained significant
support and Warbeck had deserted them.
However Lord Audley joined them because he had money troubles and had fallen out
of favour…


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