henry VII


consolidation of power

  • back dated reign- 21st august- enemies tried for treason
  • earl of warick-detained
  • publicly rewarded followers
  • key appointments to house hold- will stanley-chamberlain
  • coronation-30th oct
  • parl meeting-7 th nov- right of conquest- 28 attainders against yorkists- granted custom duties, act of resumption
  • tudor rose- marriage to elizabeth- birth of arthur
  • nobility: limited no's, finacial and legal instrument- control to reduce threat
  • ex. henry percy- earl of northumberland
  • needed cooperation and support of nobility- money and personnel
  • carrots: patronage, council
  • sticks: bonds and recongissances, retaining, attainders
  • lovell rebellion 1486- lovell tried to start rebellion in yokrshire, staffords tried to start rebellion in worcester- easily supressed due to little support
  • simnel rebellion 1487- simnel pretender as earl of warick- leader john de la pole, margaret of b. simnel crowned king in ireland 1487- margaret raised army- result was battle of stoke- rebels lost- significant victory 
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  • yorskire rebellion-link- britanny crisis
  • cornish rebellion- link- warbeck crisis
  • yorkshire rebellion- henry wanted to assist britanny, parl voted to raise £100,000 only 27,000 raisex, resentment- bad harvest- earl of northumberland took case to henry- ingored then murdered- rebels easily supressed- pardons issued
  • cornish rebllion- parl voted for tax to finance campaign against james IV and warbeck- cornish annoyed- rebels led by flammock reached blackheath in 1497- rebels defeated- showed fragility of england
  • warbeck- claimed to be prince in tower: richard- able to foreign support-first impersonated in ireland, then france (etaples-flee), court of margaret of b, will stanley involved, warbeck attempted to land in England 1495, fled to james iv's court, 1496- scottish attempt leads to retreat (treaty of ayton, stop support), final attempt -expolited uncertainites due to cornsi rebllion-forces crushed, warbeck surrenderd, later executed
  • edmund de la pole- forced to pay £5000, only inherited little land- 1501- fled to HRE- treaty of windsor- handed to henry- later executed
  • ordinary revenue- crown lands, feudal dues, wardship, custom duties, legal system/ profits of justice
  • extraoridnary revenue- loans, bnevolances, french pension, bonds and recognissances, parl grants
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