How he gained more control
-He became a Duke which was the highest form of aristocracy.
-He overthrew the regency council and put himself in charge of it.
-He appointed his supporters in the Privy Council, therefore he could get away with whatever he wanted.
-Somerset felt that the Scottish throne was rightfully Britains and so built a number of forts (garrison) near the boarder, fighting an offensive war this was both difficult and expensive.
-The war continued to be a diasater, the English failed to capture Edinburgh castle, a key location and underestimated how much the French were helping the Scottish out.