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How far did Edward IV restore the authority of the monarchy in the years 1461-83?

Edward IV defeated the Yorkists at the Battle of Towton in 1461. Following this, he managed to restore the
authority to a disarrayed monarchy very effectively. He captured Henry VI, won numerous battles, restored

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lands following their deaths. Edward IV was entrepreneurial and was interested in the key commodities: wool,
tin and cloth. Between 1471 and 1483 there was a 40% improvement in trade, most probably down to
Edward's economic prowess. Extraordinary revenue included taxation and benevolence. Being much more
war-orientated than his predecessor,…


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