Henry VII: Consolidation of Power

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  • Henry VII: Consolidation of power
    • Henry dated his reign the day before the Battle of Bosworth
      • So, he could prosecute anyone who fought for Richard.
    • Publicity awarded his supporters
      • Conferred 11 Knighthoods
    • Imprisoned Elizabeth of York and Earl of Warwick (Yorkist claimants)
      • Married Elizabeth of York, bringing together the two houses
    • Arranged his coronation before the 1st parliament
      • So he was King out of his own right, not because parliament sanctioned it
    • Act of Attainder
      • Against Yorkist who fought for Richard
      • Had to forfeit property to the crown
      • Increasing Royal income
    • Birth of Prince Arthur
      • Secured an heir to the throne


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