Henry VIII foreign policy 1526-1540

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  • Henry VIII foreign policy 1526-1540
    • France
      • 1527 Treaty of Amiens, Henry offered to support France against HRE
      • 1527 treaty of Westminster, France and England agreed to keep peace
      • 1528 Henry declares war on Charles, France also at war with Charles
      • France defeated. Peace of Cambrai between France and HRE, England Isolated
    • Spain/HRE
      • Wolsey puts on a trade embargo against burgundy (which was controlled by Charles)
        • Charles retaliated and this caused wide spread unemployment and socio-economic issues
      • HRE and France have a treaty (treaty of nice 1538), peace from war and agreed to severe ties with England. England isolated and vulnerable with no allies
        • France
          • 1527 Treaty of Amiens, Henry offered to support France against HRE
          • 1527 treaty of Westminster, France and England agreed to keep peace
          • 1528 Henry declares war on Charles, France also at war with Charles
          • France defeated. Peace of Cambrai between France and HRE, England Isolated
    • 1533, Henry begins breaking with Rome
      • Catholic threats are reduced as Catherine of Aragon died and France and HRE begin fighting again
    • 1538 Henry excommunicated by the pope. Pope encourages France and Scotland to do a Spanish crusade against Henry
      • This makes henry do the 1539 act of six articles to reinforce Catholic Doctrine and marry Anne of Cleves for protestant allies against the catholics
    • Ireland
      • England control the pale around Dublin. The Earl of Kildare's dismissal in 1534 led to a major rebellion in Ireland
        • 1539 pale invaded by Gaelic Lords
          • 1541, Ireland established as a separate kingdom

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