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intro

the policies aimed to help the poor and create equal treatment for them. Some successes but also failures

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legal reforms

were introduced

promoted civil law over common law- Wolsey believed justice was better served

3

increased cases heard

increased to 120 a year- Henry VII only 12 a year

4

Lord Chancellor

allowed him to humiliate the nobility- led to his fall as he lost their support

-cared about his position and did anything to protect it

5

finances

changed from 15th and 10th with subsidy between 1513-16

-ensured the rich did not avoid the tax system

raised £170,000 in comparison to £90,000

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Parliamentary subsidies

raised £325,000

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loans

raised £25,000

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enquiries into enclosures

-rural poverty continued to climb as he was forced to accept enclosures in 1523 - shows he wasn't able to exert his power over the nobility

-unsuccessful

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amicable grant

the tax targetted the clergy and laity - made sure the rich weren't exempt

-rebellions in Suffolk and East Anglia- shows opposition to domestic policy

-public failure- nobody had supported it

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conclusion

quite successful - justice to poor but lost nobility support- main factor in his downfall

-failure of the amicable grant, two rebellions

-justice, taxes and enclosures were successful as little opposition and helped poor