• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Assess the role of political factors in causing rebellions in Tudor England

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Assess the role of political factors in causing rebellions in Tudor England? Political factors were one of the common reasons of the Tudor rebellions. Most of the reasons were regularly were often out of selfness and greed whether it would be plan to overthrow the king to put a person who would be in their favor or to get rid of evil advisers so that they can have political influence as many of them vary most of the political factors were influenced by the greed and selfness of nobles as well as the powerful. Although the other factors are important, political, remains a consistent, underlying factor throughout the rebellion. Faction politics was a principle cause in causing the Tudor rebellions. As noble did not want to be out of favor with the queen or monarch factions were usually formed to in some way allow them to keep hold of their influences or power for example ...read more.

Middle

Cromwell had been a merchant and a onetime mercenary they believed people like Cromwell to have exploited their positions and fell into corruption by making profits. Due to their belief this reason also helped make a start in the rebellions as rebel leaders truly believed that the royal advisers were evil advisers who had influence on the queen. Therefore evil advisers are another political factor that has a main role at causing the rebellion. Dynastic issues were also a factor in causing the rebellions. Henry VII had enemies who all wanted a place on the throne; The Earl of Lincoln who was politically ambitious and dissatisfied with the role Henry had assigned him and Lambert Simnel had a strong claim to the throne and pretended to be the Earl of Warwick. Since Henry overthrew a king his enemies thought that they could do the same a therefore this created three dynastic rebellions. ...read more.

Conclusion

Therefore succession can be another political factor leading to causing the rebellions. In conclusion factions were the most repetitive political cause in the rebellions as they caused most of the rebellion. Even though they were political rebellions most did have an ulterior motive, personal reason to either gain prestige or to overthrow the king or queen to gain succession. In addition Dynastic issues played a part as well which similarly to succession rebellions were sparked out of the selfness of the nobles and councilors who did for the best of their interest. Evil advisers had a minor role to play as even though rebellions started from person reasons it was only a minority. In the end factions were the most constant political factor and the most constant political cause for the Tudor rebellions as people with money and power always start a faction to cause a rebellion. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level British History: Monarchy & Politics section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level British History: Monarchy & Politics essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Assess the role of the nobility in providing political stability in Tudor England

    5 star(s)

    Lieutenants such as Russell in the South-West and Northampton in East Anglia preformed both military and police duties; it seems Northumberland had done a good job in the appointment of these men as proved by the absence of any rebellions between 1550 and 1553.

  2. Marked by a teacher

    Assess the reasons for the decline in frequency of Tudor rebellions

    3 star(s)

    Therefore, without the threat of a foreign invasion, rebellions failed and eventually began to peter out. There were many economic and social problems including taxation, enclosures and hyperinflation that were a cause of rebellion between 1485 and 1603 but these really peaked in the 1540s under Somerset's administration which was notably flawed.

  1. Economic and social issues were the main cause of Tudor Rebellion in Tudor England. ...

    Robert Kett rebelled against the enclosing of lands and denied the peasantry to graze their farm animals. They also rebelled against the landlords that had been obstructing government commissions that were investigating illegal enclosures. Similarly, Oxfordshire rebellion encountered the same problems.

  2. Do the sources suggest that local issues caused rebellions in Tudor England?

    1536 that ?persons of low birth? can be appointed in the council. They also ?humbly request? that the Act of Uses be suppressed as they believed they were ?deprived of freedom? and they couldn?t leave their lands. Both sources allow us to conclude that politically based issues are perhaps more

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work