Factional instability under Mary Tudor

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  • Created on: 23-05-20 10:46

What was the general feeling about Government in 1

- The dislike for foreigners didn't affect government

- After the Wyatt rebellion, unrest was limited

- Council was not impeded, despite Philip

- Mary placed Catholics in positions of responsibility

- Privy council was extended to 43 members BUT not a problem as it was rare for all of them to turn up

- Some argued that Mary's council was ineffective

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What was introduced to aid the efficiency of counc


- Establishment of committees, excluded casual councillors

- Establishment of 'inner council'


- Philip's departure and the death of Gardiner allowed Paget to dominate court and he established a concilliar form of government

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Was there rivalry in the government?

- Clashes between members, Paget and Gardiner disagreed over heresy laws

BUT this didn't effect the meetings and establishment of new laws

- Most of the time the council overcame the rivalries, Paget and Gardiner for the most part, put aside their differences

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Domestic struggles under Mary's government.

- Mary extended royal authoirty in the localities, managed her parliament

- She organised the rebuilding of the navy and reorganised the militia

- She laid the foundations for the reform of coinage

- She increased the crown's revenue from customs

- 5 hospitals were starting to be build under Mary

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