Mid-Tudor Social Impact of Religious and Economic changes

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  • Social Impact of Religious and Economic changes
    • Somerset
      • Desire to help poor led to unrest in 1549
      • Cost of living  was too high
      • Sheep tax (1548-1549)
    • Northumberland
      • Borrowed heavily from European bankers
      • Cecil in charge of financial planning
      • Coinage called in and silver content from 1527 returns
      • Sale of crown lands and increased customs and excise taxes
      • Poor harvests  in 1550's caused problems
      • Cloth trade with Netherlands declines in 1551
      • Sheep Tax repealed in 1550
      • Treason Act helped restores law and order in 1551
      • Acts passed to protect arable farming
    • Mary
      • Transfers more responsibility to Exchequer to make revenue collection more efficient
      • Book of Rates in 1558 introduced to improve crown income
      • Invested in major shipbuilding programmed
      • Her benefits were long term rather than short term
      • Unpopularity of marriage with Philip II of Spain led to Wyatt Rebellion in 1554.

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