Henry vii greedy?Watch
so the statement goes....
"Henry vii was lead by avarice."
Any ideas/help would be sso grateful x
And my short answer as to whether he was lead by avarice would be to say that he was not. His early aims were all for the stability of the Tudor monarchy, he was a hard principled man who knew what was best. His financial policies were for the purpose of removing power from the hands of nobles and gentry to secure his own place on the throne not solely for the purpose of gaining riches for himself. He did not display his wealth as other monarchs of his time did, rather he knew the importance of a buoyant and well funded court having seen the back handed playings in French courts where the princes were subject to control from more powerful and wealthy lords. Financial stability was crucial to his government etc. much more for the power and control it gave him rather than personal gain. Not to say that he didn't want money for himself...
NO: look at his expenditure with architecture and entertaining, was usurper so needed to fund dynasty, compared to other previous kings did not have much money, French king received more taxes, he lent money to Philip of Burg and Maximilian, money=security especially with so many threats like Pretenders and death of family members
CONCLUSION: whatever you think
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