The expansion of overseas trade
Eng=trading nation but was not the priamry sources of crowns income- Clear as revenues from trade provided £40,000pa in 1509 (fraction of royal revenue)
Trade was a balance of King's decision between exploiting commercial interests to serve his dynastic needs, and monarch's genuine desire to enourage growth in shipping exports and maritime exploration.
Trade with Burgundy
FR were linked with trade-Eng's primary trading relationship was with Burg due to Eng's main export was wool and woollen cloth- Main European cloth trading centre was antwerp