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1

Henry was not

yet 18 when he became King and had a council, chosen by his father, to help govern

2

one of Henry's first acts

was to arrest Empson and Dudley and they were executed 16 months later for treason

3

abolished

the Council Learned in the Law

he was clearly counting popularity and distancing himself from his father's reign

4

his agreement

to marry Catherine was important for England diplomatically, but Henry also did an honourable and chivalrous thing in marrying her

5

execution of Edmund de la Pole

1513 - sent a clear message about how perceived threats to the throne would be dealt with by the king

6

bonds

Henry cancelled 175 bonds and recognisances that were still owing, as a gesture of goodwill

7

took major decisions himself

he moved the administration of finance into his private rooms at court, out of the treasury and exchequer

8

parliament

he largely ignored parliament

9

used JPs

in local government, instead of relying on nobility

10

court

Henry maintained a lavish court

it was the centre of politics and government, but also a projection of Henry's personality

11

renaissance scholars

were present and Henry encouraged their presence at court