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To what EXTENT WAS THERE A REVOLUTION IN
GOVERNMENT UNDER CROMWELL?
Finance

Before: The dissolution of monasteries brought vast revenues to the land doubling the crowns
income from £150,000 to £300,000. The exchequer was notoriously slow.

Cromwell: The court of Augmentations was established by Cromwell in 1536 to deal with…

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After Cromwell's death the Privy Council developed, gaining its own register and secretariat. `Privy
council was created less because Cromwell lived than because he died'

Extent of change:

More efficiency, security and confidentiality
More chance for exploiting the king, like more trust brought the use of the dry stamp by…

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Extent of change

These reforms strengthened the power of the crown and the nation became far more of
a single entity because of the central control
There were short fallings like Lisles control of government
Corrupt JPs was still a problem
Had to reassert his authority sometimes in Act od…

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