Henry VII: His Funeral and Will

  • H. Maynard Smith


Modern history may be said to begin with the accession of Henry VII—politically speaking, it was the beginning of a new age. Both Edward IV and Richard III had been inspired with the new ideas of kingship and government,1 but they had been hampered by men who had grown old in faction fights. After Bosworth the field was clear for the new sovereign and he was supported by the new generation mightily resolved that the bad old days should not come again.


Silver Plate Austere Religious Order Faction Fight Gothic Architecture Prefer Darkness 
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1963

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