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The book provides a full coverage of Henry VII's reign and examines how he established his dynasty and consolidated his power through his foreign and domestic policies.
Roger Turvey is an experienced author of A Level History.
Chapter 1 Ending the Wars of the Roses: The Rise of Henry Tudor and the Fall of Richard III 1 The Wars of the Roses 2 The Usurpation of Richard III 3 Challenges to Richard's Rule: Buckingham's Rebellion 4 Politics and Government in the Reign of Richard III 5 Richard III's Overthrow 6 Henry Tudor's Claim to the Throne 7 The Battle of Bosworth: Henry becomes King Study Guide Chapter 2 Securing the Throne: Threats to the Dynasty 1 Aims and character of the new King 2 The Search for Security 3 Challenges to Henry's Rule: Pretenders and Protest 4 Lambert Simnel, 1486-7 5 Perkin Warbeck, 1491-9 6 Further Yorkist Threats, 1499-1506 7 The Key Debate Study Guide Chapter 3 Safeguarding the Monarchy:Nobility and the Church 1 The Nobility 2 Retaining 3 The Church Study Guide Chapter 4 Establishing 'Good Governance': Government and Administration 1 Central Government 2 Regional Government 3 Local Government 4 Parliament 5 The Key Debate Study Guide Chapter 5 Seeking Solvency: Henry's Financial Policy 1 Henry's Financial Aims 2 Financial Administration 3 The Financial resources of the Crown 4 The Key Debate Study Guide Chapter 6 Stabilising the Economy: Economic Policy and Change 1 Rural Society and Enclosure 2 Urban Society: Towns and Merchants 3 Industry 4 Trade 5 Exploration Study Guide Chapter 7 Diplomacy and Alliance: Henry's Foreign Policy 1 Europe in 1485 2 1485-92: Developing Diplomacy 3 1493-1502: Successful Diplomacy 4 1503-9: Changing Diplomacy 5 The Key Debate Study Guide Chapter 8 Henry's Legacy: History's Verdict on Henry VII 1 History's Treatment of Henry VII 2 The Key Debate 3 Henry's Legacy: Did He Achieve His Aims? Further Reading