Henry VII's Government


Henry VII's Government

Councils and the Court

Henry ruled with a 'council' of advisors who supported him in making key decisons

The Council

It had 3 main functions:

1) To advise Henry 

2) To administer the realm on Henry's behalf

3) To make legal judgements

  • It had no established rules or procedures 
  • Henry relied on a small, core group of councillers who met with him regularly

The Council Learned

  • It was The Councils's main offshoot
  • This body developed during the second half of Henry VII's reign
  • It's function was to maintain the king's revenue and finances
  • The Council Learned made the system of bonds and recognizances. This is the reason why it…


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