Ascension of Henry VIII

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What 5 legacies did Henry VIII inherit?
1) Finances 2) Unpopular Methods of governance 3) Peaceful foreign policy 4) Return to conciliar government 5) lack of experience
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Why did Henry VIII lack experience?
Henry was not the initial heir to the throne and so unlike his elder brother Prince Arthur, Henry had not been trained in governing a country or the duties of kingship
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How had Henry left foreign policy?
Henry VII's foreign policy had been cost effective and peaceful. England was not under threat from abroad but was also fairly unimportant.
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Give 2 examples of the unpopular methods of governance Henry VIII inherited.
He inherited and unpopular government and ways of gaining money like 1) The council Leaned in the Law and 2) Bonds and recognizances
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When did Henry VII die?
21st April 1509
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What happened regarding the death of Henry VII?
His death was kept secret for 2 days (even from his son) whilst his old councillors plotted how to maintain power.
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Who did Henry VIII grow up with?
his mother - Queen Elizabeth, his sisters - Mary and Margaret
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Henry VIII had been taught the art of rhetoric, arithmetic and theology and was well versed in .....
..... Humanist thought.
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How much did Henry VIII inherit in funds from his father?
Henry inherited around £300,000 in readily available funds ( this was the largest financial legacy in the English Monarchy so far)
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Where was Henry VIII moved after the death of his brother in 1503?
Taken from Eltham to a suite of rooms adjoining those of his father's at Richmond Palace.
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Unlike his brother, Henry VIII was not allowed to ...
... look after/run the principality of Wales ( Princes of Wales were meant to do this as training for being king)
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Who read the Coronation Ode calling the crowning of Henry VIII to be "the end of our slavery, the fount of our joy"
Thomas More (as a young lawyer)
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What was hoped of the young king?
That he would sweep away the unpopular practices of his father e.g Bonds and Recognizances.
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What is Henrys first action, even before his official coronation?
He had Empson and Dudley arrested shortly after the death of his father.
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Who did Henry VIII marry in 1509?
Catherine of Aragon
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Who were Catherine of Aragon's parents?
King Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain
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What action did Henry VIII take in 1510 against his inherited unpopular government?
Abolished the Council learned in the law.
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The execution of Empson and Dudley was the first step in Henry securing his reputation as .....
'The peoples King'
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What was renewed in 1510?
The Treaty of Etaples.
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What was re-founded in 1512?
St Paul's School
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Henry VIII inherited a government run by the councillors of his father. 1)What was Sir Thomas Lovell reappointed as? 2) Richard Fox was made .... 3) Who was made Lord Chancellor?
1)Chancellor of the Exchequer 2) Lord Privy Seal 3) Archbishop Warham
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What charge was Empson and Dudley arrested under?
Treason
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Fox, Western and Lovell would frustrate Henry and lead to the rise of Wolsey because they were ....
... Pro - peace
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What positions did Henry VIII create for the older noble men he liked to surround himself with at court?
'Gentlemen of the Privy Chamber'
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Henry VIII had been raised upon the stories of his ancestor Henry V who took most of France between 1415-1422, What did Henry wish to revive as a result?
A warlike foreign policy, particularly against France.
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When did Henry VIII invade france?
1513
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Why did the nobles like Henry VIII's approach to foreign policy?
They were able to reclaim their traditional roles as warriors.
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Nobles like ..... and ..... were used to lead campaigns in France and Scotland in 1513
Marquis of Dorset and Earl of Surrey
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Why had Henry VIII's reign been seen as inconsistent?
His aims kept changing
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What were the 2 main themes that continued to underpin Henry VIII's policy making?
1) The pursuit of military glory 2) securing the succession (that is ensuring he had an heir and that the heir would inherit the throne)
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