Tudor Monarchs

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Britain was financially weakened by the hundred years War and the wars of the Roses. There were too many ‘over-mighty’ noblemen who used their own wealth to build-up private armies of their own which could be of use against henry himself.

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tudor monarchsHenry VII (1485-1509)Financial Problems:Britain was financially weakened by the hundred years War and the wars of the Roses. There were too many over-mighty noblemen who used their own wealth to build-up private armies of their own which could be of use against henry himself.Issues of legitimacy:Henry VIIs claim to the throne was scrutinised for being illegitimate. Three people had a stronger claims to the throne (Elizabeth of York; The Earl of Warwick; The Earl of Lincoln) Henry VII was only the grandson of a woman whose first marriage was to Henry V. Henry VII priorities:To strengthen/distance the monarchy to make the king more than just a first among equals where noblemen were concerned. To make the monarchy richer.To deal effectively with challengers to the throne especially pretenders.Personality: Intelligent, hardworking and perso

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