Henry VIII : Overview

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  • Henry VIII : Overview
    • Government
      • Wasn't as involved with government as his father.
      • Included more nobility, especially close friends e.g. Lovell, Brandon and Fox
      • Executed Empson and Dudley immediately
      • Wanted to establish himself as different from his father
    • Marriage
      • chose to marry Catherine to be chivalrous/a renaissance prince
      • Would create a strong bond with Spain
        • Would also give him an ally against France
    • Foreign Policy
      • First French War
        • Henry unsuccessfully went to war with France in 1512 but went again with Wolsey in 1514 managing to capture Tournai and reclaim Calais
        • Went to war so quickly to show he was a warrior king and wanted to follow in the footsteps of his hero Henry V
      • Propaganda
        • Field of the Cloth of Gold
          • Showed off Henry's / England's power
      • Nothing like Henry VII's
        • Henry VIII was more aggressive and waned the warrior king status
      • Unsuccessful wars with Scotland and France
    • Wolsey
      • The fall of Wolsey
    • The Divorce Crisis
      • Henry needed an heir
      • The fall of Wolsey
      • Wolsey
        • Henry VIII : Religious Reformation in the 1530s
          • Act of Supremacy
            • The Divorce Crisis
              • Henry needed an heir
              • Henry VIII : Religious Reformation in the 1530s
                • Act of Supremacy
        • Final Years
          • Wives
            • Anne Boleyn
              • Gave birth to Elizabeth
            • Jane Seymour
              • Gave birth to Edward
            • Anne of Cleeves
              • Protestant alliance with the league of Schmackelden
              • Caused the fall of Cromwell
            • Catherine Howard
              • Half his age
              • Cheats on him - executed for treason
            • Catherine Parr
              • Just wanted someone to care for him and his kids
          • Unsuccessful wars with Scotland and France

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