How successful was Henry VII in increasing wealth of the crown? 24 marks Throughout Henry’s reign he made good use of his financial resources. Henry VII knew he needed a good financial base so he could run the country, but on a more personal note, he also saw the need to create a strong financial situation to be able to secure his reign and dynasty. As Caroline Rodgers states 'Henry was acutely aware of the importance of strong finances if he was to remain safely on the throne.' However, it has often been said of Henry, 'No man has ascended to the throne with such a lack of financial experience and resources as Henry VII.'
History Homework Strengths Henry VIII inherited His father, Henry VII, left him with a country that was more united than it had been in 1485. The threat of rebellion amongst the people did exist but the state was more stable than it had been for centuries. Henry VII had effectively tamed the nobility so that it worked for the king rather than against it. Men of ability carried out central and local government as Henry VII had ensured that posts were open to those who could do the work competently as opposed to gaining positions as a result of family connections. The king was, by 1509, a far richer man than any former English monarch.
The main problem facing Henry was restoring faith and strength in the monarchy. He also had to deal with other claimants, with some of them having a far stronger claim than his own. To deal with this, Henry strengthened the government and his own power, at the expense of the nobles. Henry also had to deal with a treasury that was nearly bankrupt. The English monarchy had never been one of the wealthiest of Europe and even more so after the War of the Roses.
Many of the Conservatives at the time realised that it was inevitable due to popular agitation and past attempts to pass similar acts that the act would be passed and thus knew that it did not involve an abundance of political skill other than that of oratorial talent to pass this electoral reform through the commons. Thus this can clearly not be the only reason why the Conservatives saw Disraeli as the next leader. His political skill and determination was one of these reasons and played a considerable part in his rise to party leader. He was a very intelligent man and clearly was at ease with the English language, his
This is because the sale of the goods found in the monasteries would provide short-term revenue for Henry’s war chest, and the land itself would be Cromwell’s way of providing a long-term income. All of this means that the dissolution of the monasteries was financially beneficial for the Crown, and was therefore probably motivated by mostly financial reasons. On the other hand, Source 7 does not support the view, and instead suggests that the financial
All parts of the Earldoms were controlled by the monarch. This organised system demonstrates that there was a very clear hierarchy in pre-conquest England. This would have made the country easy to run, especially for the kings of different countries such as Cnut the Great who was also king of Denmark, Norway and parts of Sweden. This indicates that England was a well governed kingdom because the kingdom was divided and each piece of land would have a local aristocrat to manage it. However, there was one main problem to the pre-conquest system that could have caused instability and chaos to the country and to the king.
Henry VII rebuilt the royal finances by avoiding war, promoting trade and enforcing royal taxes to the point of ruthlessness. This meant he was able to leave a fortune to his son, the future Henry VIII. Henry strengthened the power of the monarchy by using traditional methods of government to tighten royal administration and increase revenues (reportedly
How successful was Henry VII’s foreign policy? Success is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “accomplishing a desired aim or result.” Therefore Henry’s aims must be clarified before success can be measured. According to some, people his greatest aim was the acquisition of wealth, through trade or otherwise, but it could also be argued that his greatest concern was that of security, be it personal, diplomatic or dynastic. He also aimed to earn prestige throughout Europe and to explore the New World, and he wished to avoid war, as it was both costly and unpopular. It is true that wealth was a great concern.
Although this is true, I believe it is a human right that does not need to be listed in such a document to be recognized. The cons of Universal Healthcare include a decrease in competition, decrease in quality due to increased demand, and an increase in government spending. This may also prove to be true but quality doesn’t have to suffer as the government could offer incentives for high achieving students to become doctors thus providing well-staffed facilities. Yes, historically when government intervenes with healthcare, spending does increase. Although this is correct, the government uses taxpayer money to fund wars for our “well-being” and safety so why shouldn’t Healthcare also be funded in this way?
The support of George III was the most important factor when considering how Pitt stayed in power so long because the King had this sort of power. However another factor that made sure that Pitt would stay in power in a long time was his relationship with George III. Though they were not close personally they were effective working partners. This combined with the Kings ability to appoint and dismiss MP’s whenever he wants made Pitt stay in power for long. This is no more evident than in 1801 when they have a disagreement and the King dismisses Pitt.