Henry VIII Economic Development

What was enclosure?
The fencing in of common land, making it private property
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What was the true cause of most of the economic problems in Tudor England?
Population increase
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What years did Tudor kings pass legislation to prevent enclosure?
1489 and 1514-15
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What year did Wolsey launch a national enquiry into the effectiveness of the previous legislation?
1517
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How many landowners entered into recognisances to rebuild demolished farmhouses/restore lands?
74
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When did Wolsey suspend his enclosure policy?
1523
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Why did Wolsey suspend his enclosure policy?
He needed to secure the landowners' support for the parliamentary subsidy for the war against France
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Why does Wolsey's suspension of his enclosure policy raise suspicions?
He might've campaigned against enclosure to weaken his opponents rather than for humanist motives
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What was profiteering?
Charging excessive amounts for basic things like foodstuffs
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From which court did Wolsey deal w/ food racketeers?
Court of Star Chamber
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When did Wolsey fix poultry prices in London?
1518
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When did Wolsey undertake a recoinage, increasing the number of coins in circulation?
1526
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How did Wolsey's alliance w/ France against Spain cause problems?
Trade embargo against Spain coincided w / bad harvest of 1527
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When did riots take place in East Anglia, the south east and the south west?
Spring 1528
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What evidence is there to agree with John Guy's argument that "England was economically healthier...under the Tudors than at any time since the Roman occupation"?
↑ population w/ ↓ mortality, ↑ farming incomes, debasement
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What evidence is there to disagree with John Guy's argument?
Bad harvests in the 1520's → inc. food prices, ↓ wages, poverty
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