Henry VII's government

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  • Created by: Tirnax
  • Created on: 16-05-16 18:40

The Council

  • Advised the king
  • administered the realm on the king's behalf
  • made legal judgements
  • it was a permanent body with a core membership

The council Learned

  • maintain the King's revenue and exploit his prerogative rights (he could exercise without Parliament)
  • Not a recognised court of law
  • Fear, frustration and anger as it bypassed the normal legal system
  • Empson and Dudley extracted money from the king's subjects


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