Henry Tudor becomes king

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> Henry was claimed king on the battlefield by Lord Stanley, Henry knew little about kingship so relied on friends to help him
> He declared that his reign started on the 21st August which meant that anyone who fought for Richard had commited treason
> The punishment for commiting treason was having all their land and titles being taken away from them (Act of attainder)
> Henry secured Elizabeth of York after battle sending out a proclamation that Richard was dead and he was king

Henry had absolute monarchy = control over everything

After Bosworth Tudor slowly went to London so servants could set up a triumphant entry
~ He was careful to quickly set up counsels and government. In counsel, he appointed Thomas Rotherham the archbishop of York to be chancellor then at the…


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