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Re-establishing the nobility

- Henry VIII was much less against the nobility as he like the tastes and dominance of the aristocracy

2

Foreign Policy

- Henry sought to overthrow his fathers conservative foreign policy legacy
- He chose to take the more traditional approach by constantly warring with France - often achieved little

3

Personality and later aims
1) What stayed the same
2) What changed

1) Pursuit of glory, secure the succession, little interest in parliament, remained impulsive and ruthless
2) Broadening of statute laws to achieve political aims, destruction of traditional religion
- While Henry rarely got involved with parliament it clearly grew due to his need for it