Henry viii and his ministers

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When did Henry gain power - DATE
1509
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Divine right of Kings - WHAT IT WAS
Henry believed he had been appointed by God
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Reasons for Wolsey's rise to power
He did the tasks Henry found boring, was royal almoner so was in close contact to Henry, persuasive personality
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Wolseys reforms - Justice system
Wolsey strengthened the Star Chamber to ensure the law wasn't biased. He also encouraged the poor to bring cases to court. Then supported cases of rich vs poor.
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Wolseys reforms - Eltham Ordinances - DATE
1526
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Wolseys reforms - Eltham Ordinances
Cut the privileges of people in the privy council/chamber. He cut spending on meals/servants.
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Wolseys reforms - Eltham Ordinances - Reason for failure
Wolsey lost interest once he reduced size of privy council
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Wolseys reforms - Finance
Subsidy - tax based on income Clerical taxation - voluntary contribution made by church
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Amicable Grant - DATE
1525
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Amicable Grant - WHAT IT WAS
Tax of a third of property of priests and a sixth of property of ordinary people
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Amicable Grant -Short term consequence
Many refused to pay, rebellions, eventually scrapped.
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Amicable Grant -Long term consequence
Wolsey was humiliated, his positioned was questioned by Henry, rich hated him even more
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Foreign policy aims
England to be seen as 'universal peacemaker'. Improve relationships whilst playing France and Spain off on each other.
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Treaty of London - DATE
1518
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Treaty of London - WHAT IT WAS
Universal peace act signed by 20 European leaders - prevented war for 3 years
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Field of cloth of gold - DATE
1520
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Field of cloth of gold - WHAT IT WAS
Brought France and Spain to London where Henry showed off his power
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Wolsey's failure with foreign policy - TREATY OF CAMBRAI
1529
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Treaty of Cambria - WHAT IT WAS
Peace deal between France and Spain, Henry only informed at last moment
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Wolseys reforms - Justice system

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