Notes on ENTIRE AS History - 1485-1529 (I mean everything)

I know the exam has just passed, but for future revision and June resits this is everything that I studied for AQA HISB History exam.

I hope it's useful for someone else :)

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  • Created on: 17-01-12 11:40

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Sophy Lane

Course content
A detailed summary of the course.

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Richard III ­ 1483-1485
Richard III usurped the throne from his nephew, Edward V, in 1483. He stopped and
captured the young prince and his train on their way to London for his crowning. The boy's
uncle, Earl Rivers was sent to Pontefract Castle, where he was later executed.

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He wanted to replace Richard on the throne ­ he too was descended from
Edward III and had just as much of a claim.
John Morton, Bishop of Ely had been placed in his care as a traitor and he has
been influencing him and persuading him to rebel against…

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scenes, although no family publically declared loyal to him, meaning that Bosworth was
still a risk.
By summer 1485 it was clear to Richard that he would have to fight to defend his
Kingship; he spent a lot of time at his ideally placed central castle of Nottingham, so he…

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Marriage to Elizabeth was postponed until after Henry was crowned to emphasise the
fact that he was king in his own right, not due to him marrying the Yorkist heir. They were
married as soon as the papal dispensation from the Pope came through, as they were
technically related. They…

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Laws against retaining ­ Henry made it illegal for nobles to keep private
armies; these are men who wore their nobleman's badge, or livery, to confirm
service. The most known case of fines for retaining is the Earl of Oxford ­ the
Kings best friend ­ who lined the roads…

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Henry only called seven parliaments during his reign, and of these five were called in the
first ten years when he was less secure. As he became more confident he called on
parliament less, eventually only summoning when he needed grants or attainders
passing. He used the fact that…

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never found. In November, 28 acts of attainder were passed against those involved, and
the only major action against a landowner was Lincoln.
The rebellion made a number of points to Henry:
People were willing to follow an obvious pretender if it meant getting him off the
He couldn't…

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The Cornish Rebellion ­ 1497
This rebellion came about after Henry tried to raise taxes from the Cornish for a war on
the other side of the country. The rebel army had planned to march peacefully to London
and present their grievances to the King, but they failed to enter…

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France ­ Ruled by Charles VIII, the house of Valois. France was the strongest
country in Europe and was pretty much constantly in conflict with one state or
another over land or money.
Spain ­ the newly formed country, brought about by the marriage of Isabella of
Castile and Ferdinand…







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