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he was appointed

Lord Chancellor and Cardinal in 1515

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unlike his father

Henry never gave personal affairs of government the personal attention his father had, tending instead to delegate power to his chief advisers

gave rise to factionalism

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court of star chamber

increased in importance

used to dispense justice, root out corruption and to challenge the power of the nobility

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The Act of Resumption

1515 - returned some lands to the crown that had been granted away at the start of his reign, to bring in money

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The Subsidy

a more realistic tax based on accurate valuations of taxpayers' actual wealth

collected four times, each time to pay for a war with france

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The Amicable Grant

1525

to fund France. It was to be paid by the church and taxpayers, based on property value. Not approved by government.

Caused a rebellion

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government expenditure

1509-1520 was £1.7 million, due to costs of war

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The Eltham Ordinances

1526

attempt to reform the royal household, but was abandoned when Wolsey found other ways to ensure his political supremacy

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enclosures

meant people lost jobs and moved away in search of jobs, which caused depopulation

despite legal attempts enclosure continued and vagrancy was not reduced

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Wolsey

was vain and had amassed a large personal fortune, displaying his wealth ostentatiously (had 500 servants)

Henry engineered his downfall when he failed in FP and also in failing to obtain a divorce for Henry