The Tudor Revolution in Government: Administrative Changes in the Reign of Henry VIII

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C0NTENTS
Prefacepageix
Abbreviationsxi
Introduction1
I THE LAST PHASE OF MEDIEVAL GOVERNMENT10
Decline11
Revival19
Wolsey's administration36
II THE BUREAUCRAT MINISTER
Henry VIII and his ministers66
Thomas Cromwell's rise to power71
Cromwell's offices98
Cromwell as a treasurer139
III THE REFORM OF THE AGENCIES OF FINANCE
The financial administration in about 1530160
The decline of the chamber169
The new machinery189
The restoration of exchequer supremacy223
IV PRIVY SEAL, SIGNET, AND SECRETARY259
Cromwell and the lesser seals261
The signet276
The privy seal286
The principal secretary298

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