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Government under Wolsey

Wolsey seemed to be more concerned about developing his wealth as opposed to ensuring that the country had effective government in place. If Wolsey concerned himself with government reform, there was little opportunity for him to expand his authority, personal power and incomeTherefore, any attempt to modernise the government of England and Wales so that both benefited came to nothing under Wolsey and was left to Cromwell. However, Wolsey’s approach found favour with the majority of the nobility at the time. Wolsey had no great love for ParliamentWhile Wolsey was good at developing his own revenue, he did not have the legal authority of Parliament to raise taxes. One area that Wolsey did try to reform was England’s legal system - COMMON LAW TO CIVIL LAW (common law used precedents as a basis for legal decisions while civil law used natural justice

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