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The new reign

Steven Gunn

in Henry VII’s New Men and the Making of Tudor England

Published in print August 2016 | ISBN: 9780199659838
Published online May 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780191748202 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659838.003.0016
The new reign

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Some of the new men were caught up in the political turbulence of Henry VII’s last years, but his son’s accession brought greater challenges. Empson and Dudley were destroyed, and others saw their influence wane, but many of their colleagues prospered as leading councillors and household officers under Henry VIII and Wolsey. Meanwhile, they sought to train up and promote their sons and nephews and marry their kin off well, but genetic failure could prove to be as cruel as political.

Keywords: Henry VII; Henry VIII; Cardinal Wolsey; marriage

Chapter.  9576 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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