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    What did he do in his second parliament that limited the nobility's powers? I'm sure he passed certain Acts, but cannot for the life of me remember what they were.

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    (Original post by Easy as ABC)
    What did he do in his second parliament that limited the nobility's powers? I'm sure he passed certain Acts, but cannot for the life of me remember what they were.

    Any names and explanations will be duly rewarded

    Thank you!
    Acts in 1495 dealt with the problem of corrupt or intimidated juries, which 'had often been used by men of influence as a way of escaping punishment' - this weakened the power of the great nobles which had, at times, meant corruption of justice at the local level in the past. (pg 55, Henry VII, R. Turvey and C. Rogers).

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    Henry openly condemned retaining at the beginning of the reign and two laws were passed against it in 1487 and 1504' (pg 50, authors as above) The 1504 Act, though, was more severe than the 1487 Act given that the loophole of 1487 was removed, which had implied that he wouldn't stop retaining completely. Post 1504 then, the laws were far more strictly enforced, although Henry did allow men to employ retainers for his service only, but in order to do this a lord needed a special license endorsed with the privy seal.

    The Statute of Liveries (1504)The King enacts…that no person…give any livery or sign to retain any person, other than such as he gives household wages unto without fraud or colour, or that he be his manual servant…by any writing, oath, promise, livery, sign, badge, token or in any other manner wise unlawfully retain; and if any do the contrary, that then he run and fall in the pain and forfeiture for every such livery and sign, badge or token so accepted, 100 shillings [£5], and the taker or acceptor of every such livery, badge, token, or sign, to forfeit…100 shillings. From Statutes of the Realm, Vol. ii (London, 1817).

    The Star Chamber Act (1487)'The King our sovereign lord remembers how by unlawful maintenances, giving ofliveries, signs and tokens, and retainers by indenture, promises, oaths, writing orotherwise; embraceries of his subjects, untrue demeanours of sheriffs in making ofpanels and other untrue returns; by taking of money by juries, by great riots andunlawful assemblies; the policy and good rule of this realm is almost subdued.'
 
 
 
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