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These are: 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) the ideas and influences behind Henry’s kingship; his relationship with the nobility; the impact of Tudor rule on local political society; administration and change in the machinery of government; and his last years and the legacy of his reign. Ideas and Influences Henry’s victory at Bosworth was undoubtedly against the odds. 7 After the battle, Henry 16 david grummitt marched to London and in a service at St Paul’s Cathedral gave thanks for his victory. However, the banners presented here asserted a hereditary right to the throne rather than the more obvious divine judgement in battle: first, the arms of St George, a traditional English symbol; second, the red dragon, not a narrowly Welsh symbol but a banner employed by previous English kings from Richard the Lionheart to Edward III; and, finally, the dun cow, a banner which highlighted Henry’s Beaufort, Lancastrian blood but which also had Neville associations.

14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. For Henry Tudor’s early life see Griffiths and Thomas, Making of the Tudor Dynasty, pp. 39–86. Jones, ‘The myth of 1485’. Jones, Bosworth 1485, esp. ch. 6. Chrimes, Henry VII, pp. 319, 322. See especially Gunn, Early Tudor Government for this approach. Carpenter, Wars of the Roses, ch. 11. The symbolism of Henry’s reign is discussed in Anglo, Images of Tudor Kingship, ch. 2 and Gunn, Early Tudor Government, ch. 4. Bindoff, Tudor England, p. 66; Lander, ‘Bonds, coercion and fear’.

66. BIBLIOGRAPHY Anglo, Sydney, Images of Tudor Kingship (London, 1992). Bindoff, S. , Tudor England (London, 1960). the establishment of the tudor dynasty 27 Carpenter, Christine, Locality and Polity: A Study of Warwickshire Landed Society, 1401–1499 (Cambridge, 1992). Carpenter, Christine, The Wars of the Roses: Politics and the Constitution c. 1437–1509 (Cambridge, 1997). Chrimes, S. , Henry VII (London, 1972; 2nd edn. New Haven, 1999). Condon, Margaret, ‘Ruling elites in the reign of Henry VII’, in C.

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