The workings of the government under Somerset and why he fell

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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. 


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