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key to his fall

Duke of Norfolk had Catherine Howard to get the kings ear. Convinced the king that Cromwell was planning religious changes without the King's permission

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centralisation

the extension of royal power across the Kingdom by controlling by use of land, rather than nobility- implemented by Cromwell

3

Libertises and Franchises

special privileges which allows people to control part of the legal system- the North

4

Cromwell's changes to Privy council

19 men were specially chosen for running it, rather than the previous 100

still factional rivalries

5

Cromwell's changes to Parliament

introduced statute law- increased control

became a nation state

forced the king to work with Parliament more

6

Cromwell's changes to finance

established new financial departments like the Court of Augmentations

became a more efficient way to make decisions about expenditure

7

Cromwell's changes to local government

he expanded the systems like the court of Union in Wales

extended the king's power and influence in England

8

Cromwell's changes to church

introduced: 1534 Act of Supremacy and Treason Act

secured control over the behaviour of the population and secured obedience

9

Elton argues that:

enhanced role and importance of government

extended royal authority in local areas

10

faction and his fall

Duke of Norfolk (conservative) became closer to the king, due to Catherine-had a personal vendetta against Cromwell. He'd dissolved the monastery that Norfolk had specifically protected.

11

Religion and his fall

Cromwell had links with reformers like Robert Barnes-accused of imposing protestantism onto England

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FP and his fall

sought a protestant alliance to counteract the threat of catholic Francis

He urged Henry to form an alliance with the German Lutheran princes- Henry refused to convert to Lutheran faith- this failure gave Cromwell's enemies a great deal of ammunition against him