Tudor State Essay

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How did the Tudor state develop? 1536-53 What is King-in-Parliament? A kings authority was at its strongest when he exercised it as King-in-Parliament. It was the supreme law making body created after it was established in the 15th Century that laws required the assent of the King and both Houses of Parliament What were wills, property and finance managed by? The bureaucratic courts of Chancery and the Exchequer What were income and expenditure managed by? Were controlled from within the king's household, under the care of the Privy Chamber What was the Secretary? The king could delegate whatever tasks he chose and by the 1530's the secretary's duties often covered matters of state as well as the Kings personal affairs What did the King exercise power over and why? As the source of patronage he exercised supremacy over all 3 of the traditional estates: 'knights' who defended the community, 'clerks' who prayed for it, and 'labourers' who toiled to provide the sustenance for them all What did the knightly estate of the nobility do? -staffed the Kings household 
-formed a significant part of his council 
-worked alongside lawyers
-provided military support and law enforcement in the localities as wardens and Governors, sheriffs and justices of the peace 
-positions allowed them to exercise patronage within their localities and to provide access to power- territorial nobility Why was Henry reluctant to place power in the hands of the church? They were dangers to the exclusion of the nobility if Henry rewarded them. The example being Cardinal Wolseys which sparked an aristocratic backlash, although not against the King but could have had repercussions What was Cromwell's task in 1536? Of shaping the new church. The main purpose of his post as Vicegerent in spirituals was overseeing the transfer of church property and the attack on the monasteries Where were
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