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1

Which two area saw the most growth in the cloth industry under Henry VIII?

West Yorkshire and East Anglia

2

How many blast furnaces were there in England by the end of Henry VIII's reign?

26

3

Tin from where was a prized export?

Cornwall

4

Why did Sebastian Cabot stay in Spain for most of Henry VIII's reign?

Henry was disinterested in exploration

5

What did the debasement of the coinage do in the short term?

Caused an artificial boom from 1544 to 1546

6

What evidence is there for depression during Henry VIII's reign? [3]

Bad harvest led to increase in prices
Wages declined
Unemployment grew amongst urban workers

7

What happened to prices during Henry VIII's reign

They doubled

8

What percentage of Coventry was found to have no personal wealth?

50%

9

How many defendants were found to have illegally enclosed land by Wolsey?

188

10

What happened to the gulf in society during Henry VIII's reign and why?

Became larger, as prices increased, making the producers richer and consumers poorer