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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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.
Richard accompanied Edward to the tower of London, which was fairly standard, and a
coronation was arranged for June that year.…read more

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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 the King.
He wanted to become the next Kingmaker by putting Henry on the throne and so
reaping the benefits.…read more

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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
could be ready whenever Tudor chose to strike.
Tudor left for England with no certain support once he arrived; he was so worried that he
landed at Mill Bay, way out of sight of Richards Coastal defences.…read more

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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 were married on 18th January 1486.…read more

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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 leading up to his estate with men
wearing his badge.…read more

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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 only a king could call parliament as a political weapon,
showing that he was the one true ruler as he was the only one who could call Parliament.…read more

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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 trust previous rebels.
He needed to do something to appease the Yorkists ­ so he crowned Elizabeth at
the end of 1487.…read more

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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 Exeter on 17th
September but they did get all the way to Blackheath, just outside London before they
were stopped, with many of the rebels being killed and the leaders captured and
executed.…read more

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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 of Aragon in 1469, they ran both kingdoms from 1479.
Castile was the more important half, but they worked together to expand their
territories against the Muslims and the French.…read more





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