England in 1483

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ENGLAND IN 1483

 

BACKGROUND

  • Rural
  • Poor communications
  • 90% peasantry 
  • Catholic church 
    • has own laws
  • Politics dominated by King and whoever he chose advised him (Privy Council) 
  • Stability in the country relied heavily on the good relationship between the nobles and the King
  • Stability in the Kingdom relied on good relations between the King and the nobles
  • Parliament was only called when needed and was mainly for the King passing laws andgetting money

SOCIAL STRUCTURE

  • The great chain of being dictated a person's place in

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