Britain in 1483
The Nature of the Monarchy in 1483
- It was accepted that the King was appointed by God - therefore it was a sin against God if anyone tried to overthrow the king.
- He did not have unlimited powers;
- Expected to consult his counsel in any decisions about the Church and the country.
- Had to have approval of Parliament for laws to be passed and tax to be increased.
- Expected to uphold justice throughout the country through judicial courts.
- Expected to pay for his Court and the ordinary expenses of government and 'live off his own'.
- Relied on his nobles to gather his armies (retaining)
The Power Structure of Britain in 1483 - The Feudal…