This study reassesses the policies of the founder of the Tudor dynasty and shows how Henry worked within existing traditions rather than breaking with the past. Every facet of the reign is considered including the nature of government - both at central and local level, financial policy, relations with the Church, foreign policy, economic affairs and concludes by assessing Henry as a 'new monarch'.
Editoral foreword. Note on Referencing System. Preface to the Second Edition. Preface to the third edition. Acknowledgements. Part One:The background. 1.The Yorkist Inheritance. 2.Yorkist finanicial administration.
Part Two 3.The new king. 4.HenryVII: The royal finances. 5.Central Government. 6.Regional Government. 7. Henry VII: Great Councils and Parliaments. 8.The church. 9.The economy. 10.Henry VII: Foreign policy. Part Three: Assessment 11.Conclusion. Part Four: Documents. Genealogy. Chronological summary. Bibliography. Index.
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