Wolsey's Domestic Policies

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Name 2 of Wolsey's legal reforms
Court of Star Chamber and Court of Chancery
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Were Wolsey's legal reforms successful?
Partly - The justice system was in need of reform, and by placing himself as Head of the Secular Justice System he could focus on civil law for the poor. However, his vendetta against the rich limited these reforms by worsening relations with nobles
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Name 3 of Wolsey's financial reforms
Act of Resumption, Subsidy Tax, Amicable Grant
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Were Wolsey's financial reforms successful?
Henry's failure, not Wolsey's - Henry too generous with nobility, his desire for war w/France. Subsidy was actually a success, despite the failure to fund the war. Amicable Grant was biggest failure, causing a rebellion. Many were angered by reforms.
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Name Wolsey's administrative reform
Eltham Ordinances
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Was Wolsey's administrative reform successful?
No - it came to nothing, but did increase efficiency within the King's chamber
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Name 3 of Wolsey's clerical reforms
Church centralised under Crown's control; dissolution of 30 small religious houses; became Papal Legate
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Were Wolsey's clerical reforms successful?
Yes, for Wolsey - they gave him more power, but worsened relations with nobles
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Name Wolsey's main social reform
Abolition of Enclosures
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Was Wolsey's social reform successful?
No - whilst there was an inquiry, with legal proceedings against 264 landowners, all enclosures had to be reversed in order to pass the Subsidy. Relations w/nobles and landowners worsened and vagrancy increased
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Who did Wolsey's domestic policies affect the greatest?
Majority reinforced his power and political supremacy and also antagonised the nobility
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Were his reforms long-term or short-term?
Mostly short-term. Subsidy tax and one of his colleges survived him.
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