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Signs of a King's success: Signs of a King's failure:
-Strong ,decisive leader ship -Weak, indecisive leadership
-United nobility - Divided, rebellious nobility
-Impressive wealthy court -Few signs of wealth and
-Strong defence against France splendour at court
and Scotland
- Danger attack France…

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Influenced- own interests and good of
country, public pressures and public
expectations how country should be
governed. Influence common people.
REMEMBER!
There was NOT constant warfare 1455- 1480s ­ intervals
Nobles NOT constantly plotting rebellions, wanted strong successful
king, stable peaceful country- advantage
LOYALTY…

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Henry V
-Extremely successful- ideal king

-Beat French- battle of Agincourt 1415

2) WHY WAS LONDON FULL

2) WHY WAS LONDON FULL OF REBELS IN 1450?


The Rebellion
1449= terrible year English:
French ships attacking English coastal towns and trading ships
French soldiers close…

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The spark that triggered the Rumours Lord Saye+ Thomas
rebellion? Crowmer (powerful), revenge
death close friend Suffolk
Beginning first petition, rebels
believed destroy houses and
farms
Therefore, fear of destruction
triggered the rebellion

Other local events that created Accused Crowmer, Saye and
anger other…

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3) Extorted money local
people ­ making pay fines
falsely accused crimes
Fear of hunger and poverty:
farmers and cloth workers
decline income reduce prices
and sales abroad. Hunger +
poverty- increase chances
rebellion.

National problems that created Rebels accused councillors of
anger 4…

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This led to... Preventing nobles closely
1) Slump cloth trade- no longer related king act councillors-
easy trade markets French most important qualification
towns councillor- royal blood. Duke
2) Increase French attacks of Gloucester- uncle could
English coastal towns defended Normandy but 1447
3)…

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In Henry VI second childhood
succeeded first without usual
interval
Henry always remained
childlike, incapable of ruling or
making his own decisions

B.P Wolffe Henry fully involved in
government- records or
important decisions `by the
king'
Blame for England's problems
b/c erratic, sometimes
involved…

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Hole at centre of gov. Where
should have been king
providing leadership
Suffolk other nobles duty act in
country's interests by filling
gap Henry centre of gov.
Released king no defend
France so made peace treaty

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3) WHY DID FIGHTING BREAK OUT IN 1455?
YORK SOMERSET
MILITARY MILITARY
Lieutenant of France 1436- Distinguished record as
37 and 1440-1445 soldier and war-leader
Reputation good political 1430s- tarnished command in
leadership France 1447 when English
1447- Lieutenant of Ireland lands surrendered and…

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because he closely related to king and because they hoped he
would restore the authority of government
York returned September 1450, anxious clear name conspiring with
rebels ­ proposed him as the man to be king's leading adviser.
Governments anxiety increased and men sent…

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