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cromwell

significant changes to government - Elton describes it as a "tudor revolution"

2

Catherine Howard

catholic faction- increased influence over the King

manipulated him about Cromwell and he was executed 28 July 1540. Process of Attainder- denied a full trial

3

Plots against Cranmer

showed Henry wasn't weak as he protected Cranmer and wasn't manipulated by the Catholic faction

however, he didn't stop the plot earlier and could've Cranmer feeling threatened. Did Henry enjoy embarrassing his ministers to show they were dependent on him

4

Plots against Parr

his accusations against her opponents shows he was in control- could've prevented his wife suffering

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fall of gardiner/norfolk

shows Henry could balance the factional tensions through most of the 1540s but failed in the last year as the reformists triumphed

Gardiner fell for a minor issue which shows the reformers were rising

"the fall of Gardiner and Norfolk does show that in many ways the King was dominated" - N Fellows

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Henry's will

Denny had control over the ill king

He authorised documents and manipulated the will after Henry's death

When Henry died his orders had been disregarded and his legacy had fallen apart

7

S. Gunn

the monarch made all the final decisions- whether or not he had been influenced by those close to them or factions

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fall of Cromwell historian

Scarisbrick says that it was Norfolk and Gardiner who were the key to his fall

9

Ives

enjoyed playing his ministers against each other- plots against Cranmer

enjoyed unsettling them

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Henry VIII had

"experienced the politics of manipulation in an acute form" - D Starkey

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P Gwyn

"Henry was not someone who could be easily manipulated"