Government and the church (Parliament/ Justices of the peace)

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Government and the Church


This is were both Lords, and Common, were called primarily to the king to do his business. (Legislate/grant tax)
It was not a permanent institution but it was called as and when the king needed it.- This does not mean it was unimportant, or irrelevant.

H called 7 Parliaments- The first 5 were the first decade of his reign(does not mean H devalued parliament)- This shows H's growing security on the throne. 

He legislated through Parliament to strengthen his royal authority over the nobles and the economy, and to ensure his law was applied across the realm.
Used parliament to emphasised that all power was derived from the crown and that there was only one


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