Government and the church (The Eng Court)

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Government and the Church

H=determined to establish his rule/secure his dynasty- Needed to strengthen his rule to achieve this.

Management of central/ Local government

Nature of royal rule was already changing before 1485 under Ed IV's new style of kingship
 -1471, crown recognised nobles less as independent local power brokers, but more as local agents with specific resonsibility to transmit royal authority 
 -King increasingly managed his own finances (especially crowns land/feudal dues to enhance RA)
 -Was greater emphasises on dignity of monarch with court being reformed to project Royal majesty in fashion of continental Renaissance courts

The English Court

Kings court= magnificent/ Generous (in this he copied continental examples, especially royal courts of Burg/FR)


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