Flashcards in 4) English society at the end of the fifteenth century Deck (11)
when was the Black Death?
what were sumptuary laws?
laws that attempted to regulate how people dressed dependant on their social status
how did Henry control the nobility?
Bonds - This was a written obligation. The aristocrat agreed to pay a penalty if certain conditions set by the King were not met. Recognizances - This usually involved a previous debt or misconduct towards the King. Like with the bond, the aristocrat would sign an obligation promising to behave him-self in future.
what was bastard feudalism also known as?
reciprocal relationship between the magnate and his retainers.
in return for service, a retainer might receive rewards such as local office or grants of land as well as direct payment.
some saw the system as abusive
when was a law against retaining established?
- possession of a knighthood
-considerable social prestige
two important clergymen
what two rebellions took place in henrys reign?
sparked by taxation granted by parliament in 1489