HVIII in England and Europe (Domestic policies (Legal reforms)


Domestic policies

Legal reforms

As Lord Chancellor, Wolsey was well placed to reform the many abuses of the legal system- He was intellectually interested in the whole process of law making, despite his lack of legal training

Each day he presided in the court of Chancery, clearly enjoying the majesty of a judge, although his effect was minimal judging by the amount of work handled by the court. (Chancery continued to function as it had under John Morton and William Warham)

W had greater impact on the work of te Court of Star Chamber
Due to noblemens influence, there were able to frequently avoid justice- 1516, he out forward his principles that any crime should be punished, regardless of rank and that justice should be cheap and impartial.

He planed to


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