Henry's consolidation of power

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Where did Henry's claim to the throne come from?
Margaret Beaufort - His claim was weak as Margaret's grandfather John Beaufort, son of John of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford, was born prior to they marriage
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Where did he inherit his royal blood from?
Edmund Tudor, his father - Son of Catherine of France and Owen. C was previously married to Henry V (had son HVI) therefore Edmund was Henry Vi's half brother and making Henry VII the Kings half nephew
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Where did his claim really come from?
His victory in the Battle of Bosworth - It was seen as a sign of God
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What was Henry VII's aim?
To remain King and establish his dynasty
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What did Henry have to do to achieve his aims?
Establish effective government, maintain law and order, control the nobility and secure the Crown's finances
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Why was the King's Character important?
He was responsible for policy and involved with Government. Monarchy was personal and depended on his energy, interest and willingness to work
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What was Henry's first step in his consolidation on power? Why?
Dated his reign from 21nd August - day before the battle of Bosworth - meant that he was able to say that R and all his supporters were traitors and Henry could take their Estates by Acts of Attainders
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Why did Henry arrange his coronation before his first meeting with parliament?
So that it could never be said that parliament made him king
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How did Henry unite the houses of Lancaster and York?
He married Elizabeth of York - Daughter of Edward IV
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What was the name of Henry's first son who helped establish the Tudor Dynasty?
Arthur born September 1486
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What did Henry do in association with the the Church?
Enlisted the Church's support and secured the Pope's support - The kings of France and Spain also recognised the legitimacy of his Kingship
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Edmund Tudor, his father - Son of Catherine of France and Owen. C was previously married to Henry V (had son HVI) therefore Edmund was Henry Vi's half brother and making Henry VII the Kings half nephew

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