How effectively did Henry Tudor secure his hold on the throne after Bosworth

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Although victory at Bosworth showed God wanted Henry to be king, what risk did it create?
Rival claimants might declare war on Henry and follow the same tactics.
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What was the nature of nobility support for Richard at Bosworth?
Less than 25% supported him, suggested Henry would not be able to rely on them either.
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Did Henry have a numerical advantage at Bosworth?
No -Richard's army was two times the size of Henry's 5000-strong force.
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Why was Henry's hereditary claim to the throne weak?
It came through his mother, via the illegitimate Beaufort line.
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Who were the rivals with stronger claims than Henry?
John de la Pole (Earl of Lincoln, Richard's heir presumptive), Edward Plantagenet (Earl of Warwick, sent to tower), Princes in the Tower (Edward IV's sons).
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What two things did Parliament do to help secure Henry's claim?
They confirmed the events of the previous two months; dated his reign to 21st August 1485, the day before Bosworth, making Richard and his supporters usurpers.
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What was the effect of the reversal of the Titulus Regus?
Henry's future heirs and marriage to Elizabeth of York were made legitimate. Arthur would be heir with Yorkist and Lancastrian blood.
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Give details of Henry's leniency towards Richards supporters at Bosworth
He accepted an oath of loyalty from John de la Pole and allowed the Earl of Northumberland to return to his estates.
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To what did the Houses of Lords of Commons swear an oath?
Not to recruit men illegally
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What rumour about the Earl of Warwick had spread?
That he escaped the Tower and had fled to the Channel Islands
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What rumour about the Earl of Lincoln had spread?
That his agents were smuggling gold and silver out of the country in order to raise an army.
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Where did Lovell attempt a revolt?
Yorkshire (afterwards Jasper Tudor fled with him to Burgundy).
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