Wolsey's domestic reforms

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Wolsey's Domestic Policies- 1515-1529

FAILURES

ENCLOSURE - immoral and illegal practice. 1517 - Wolsey clamped down and started a national enquiry. Determination to bring justice was commendable. However, LONG-TERM IMPACTS: ENCLOSURE CONTINUED AND POVERTY CONTINUED TO RISE. 

SHOWS THAT WOLSEY DID NOT HOLD COMPLETE POWER OVER THE NOBILITY. 

AMICABLE GRANT 1525 - failed attempt to raise finance to invade France. Shows a failure in Wolsey's policies as it was widely unpopular (rebellions) and was abandoned.

SUCCESSES

FINANCE - REPLACED 'FIFTEENTHS AND TENTHS' POLICY WITH THE SUBSIDY. The subsidy was flexible and generated higher revenue for the government. However, the nobility often refused to pay/payed later so Wolsey made assumptions about the financial state of the kingdom. 

PARLIAMENT - reduced it's power and influence: was able to implement his own policies without opposition. 

 

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