The Amicable Grant

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  • The Amicable Grant was a tax imposed on England in 1525 by Wolsey.
  • It was a forced loan that was levied on one-third of both the clergy and laity's incomes.
  • The Amicable Grant should have been levied with Parliamentary authority, but was not, and so the legal framework for its collection was extremely weak.
  • This was partly because it was bought to Parliament by Wolsey, who was becoming increasingly unpopular.


  • In 1525 Henry VIII of England wanted to invade France.
  • The King of France, Francis I, had been captured by Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor at the Battle of Pavia in 1525.


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