Was the nobility a threat to H7?

The status of the nobilty lowered during the WOR. The nobility - gained status/power during this time.
Threat
1 of 18
King - relied on nobility to provide him with the men to govern/police the country, H7 relied on the nobility to promote domincance of the king throughout the localities/area of the country they controlled.
Threat
2 of 18
The nobility were relative few in no - 55-65.
Not a threat
3 of 18
Some members of the nobility became quasi kings because of the WOR and they abused their power and control of their area. Such as the Warwick and Percy families/
Threat
4 of 18
Magnates - could provoke disorder/even revolt.
Threat
5 of 18
Magnates - could quell rebellion and act as a mediator between gov and the people. E.G the Earl of Northumberland was sent North to deal with rebellion.
Not a threat.
6 of 18
Powerful families remained. H7 used spies on them to montior them E.g. Percy - the Earl of Northumerbland and Stafford - the Duke of Buckingham.
Threat
7 of 18
H7 used the gentry to govern his country - Empson/Dudley - were energtic/efficent in exacting fines against the nobilty. They became hated and loathed by the nobility.
Not a threat
8 of 18
Limited number of new nobles created. E4 - 9. H7 - 3. Names of nobles rewarded with new titles; Sir Edward Courtenay, Lord Stanley and Philbert de Chandee
Not a threat
9 of 18
H7 - brought up a penliess refugee in Wales/France. He didn't know Eng and relied on the nobles to help control the country.
Threat
10 of 18
H7 had an lavish/extravagant - filled with nobles. He was frequently in their company and got to know/rely on them, especially to impress foregin vistors.
How can he really be anti-noble if he was surrounded by them.
11 of 18
Feuding at court. Nobles could be very infleuntial on the king. This is seen when George Neville, Baron Abergavenny, the only noblemen to suffer public disgrace of being tried, fined and imprisoned for illegal retaining.
Threat
12 of 18
H7 replaced nobles in their traditional roles as advisors in the council with professional lawyers and adminstrators. E.g the king relied on more on the gentry/emerging professional classes to be faithful and run the government. E.g Reginald Bray.
Not a threat
13 of 18
H7 passed 138 acts of attainders and reveresed 46 of tehm. E.g. Thomas Howard - fought against H7 BOB/Imprisoned/attained but helped H7 in the Yorkshire rebellion. Never got back his father's title of DONorthumberland.
Not a threat
14 of 18
H7 controlled the marriage of the nobility and made them pay a fine if they wanted to get married, This would hekp the king raise money and also avoid noble families gaining to much power.
Not a threat
15 of 18
If noble died, H7 would protect inheritance till son came of age/proven loyalty to the king. E.g N killed whilst serving H7 during Yorkshire rebellion, 1489. Son not allowed inheritance till 1499.
Not a threat
16 of 18
Retaining - passed acts against illegal retaining in 1497 and 1504 that fined nobles.
Not a threat
17 of 18
Example of retaining
1506, Lord Burgavenny was deemed to have too many retainers for his needs and was fined £5 for every retainer. His fine totalled £70,500 - a huge sum of money then. H7 suspended the sum and held him to a promise that he would adhere to the rules.
18 of 18

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King - relied on nobility to provide him with the men to govern/police the country, H7 relied on the nobility to promote domincance of the king throughout the localities/area of the country they controlled.

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Threat

Card 3

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The nobility were relative few in no - 55-65.

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Card 4

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Some members of the nobility became quasi kings because of the WOR and they abused their power and control of their area. Such as the Warwick and Percy families/

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Card 5

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Magnates - could provoke disorder/even revolt.

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