Government and authority (The counsel)


Government and authority 

The Counsel

HVIII inherited his father's established Counsel.

  • William Warham, Archbishop of Canterbury and Lord Chancellor.
  • Richard Fox, Lord Privy Seal.
  • John de Vere, Earl of Oxford
  • Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey and Lord Treasurer

HVIII came to throne with a established Counsel, unlike his father who spent the weeks after Bosworth assmebling his Counsel- Counsel had served the old king who was by nature cautious, and inclined to hard work
HVIII was a young man who desired glory and adventure- therefore,  relations between the new king and counsel were bound to be strained
In early years of reign, Warhand


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