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How did Thomas Cromwell rise to power under King Henry VIII?
He was apart of Thomas Wolsey's council, and as soon as Thomas Wolsey had passed away he caught the eye of Henry and therefore the king put him in favour based on his skills and characteristics.
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In what year did the dissolution of the smaller monasteries occur?
1536
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What was the main reason for the dissolution of the monasteries?
Henry and Cromwell realised the royal debt, and therefore dissolved the monasteries in order to create a short term revenue to cover much of the debt. Unrealising though that it would create much worse problem in the long term.
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How did the dissolution of the monasteries affect the common people?
It caused people of the clergy to become homeless and jobless. Many monks had to go find work elsewhere, whereas for women it was much more difficult.
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What was the royal supremacy and what year did it take place?
The royal supremacy took place in 1536, and this was where the Church and state where both in control of King Henry VIII. Whereby Thomas Cromwell was put in charge of shaping the new church,
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What was transubstantiation?
The belief in the actual presence of Christ, whereby his blood is wine and his body bread.
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What is debasement?
The was a method introduced by King Henry in which he recalled all coinage in the land and extracted their materials gold and silver
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Why did Henry introduce debasement?
He wanted to reduce the royal debt, much of it was owed to the Antwerp bankers, and therefore extracting the value he could then use that to pay it off with.
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Why was debasement troublesome in the long term?
Debasement was a s/t method to pay off debt, however in doing so it just increased inflation making it more difficult for the commons to buy anything.
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