Henry VIII.docx - Henry VIII government and Parliament Government in Henry VIII\u2019s early and middles ages Henry was happy to delegate work to others

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Henry VIII, government and Parliament Government in Henry VIII’s early and middles ages Henry was happy to delegate work to others Before the 1530s, there was little difference to his father’s use of government- the two main functions were; granting extraordinary revenue to the crown and passing laws Both did not seek Parliament’s advice in their early years Before 1529, Henry VIII only summoned Parliament in 1510, 1512, 1515 and 1523. Only one Parliament was called when Wolsey was the minister 1523, during his period of dominance 1514-1529 The primary reason for calling Parliament was to secure revenue Wolsey was reluctant to use it but Cromwell exploited it much more. Wolsey and the end of governments by councils Henry did not like his father’s councillors and their inability to support the war with France He began to assert his right to control decision-making Henry surrounded himself with like-minded young courtiers who reinforced his suspicion of the old guard.

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