Wolsey's Domestic Policies- 1515-1529
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.
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.