Wolsey's Fall

Factors that contributed to the Downfall of Wolsey

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  • Created by: Tarragon
  • Created on: 22-04-13 10:04
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  • Wolsey's Fall
    • Failure to become a influential power in Europe
      • Diplomatic Revolution 1525
        • League of Cognac 1526 displayed English's new alliences with France against Charles V.
          • On the 'Wrong Side' After the Sack of Rome 1527.The Pope comes under the control of Charles V.
          • Foreign Policy was unpopular with English nobles such as Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk who were pro-imperial Burgundy.
          • The 'Ladies Peace' of 1529 left England diplomatically isolated.  France made peace with the Holy Roman Empire.  England becomes a 'spare part'
        • Wolsey keen to negotiate between Charles V and Francis, however feeling betrayed by HRH, Henry was determined on an anti HRH foreign policy.     Limiting England's flexibility (sack of Rome)
    • Failed to annul Henry's marriage.  Falls from Henry's favour.
      • Little influence over the Pope
        • On the 'Wrong Side' After the Sack of Rome 1527.The Pope comes under the control of Charles V.
        • Henry undiplomatic in asking the Pope for an annulment- Pope Clement had to declare Pope Leo's dispensation illegal and incorrect.
      • Catherine of Aragon was a devout Catholic, popular in England - opposed the annulment and Wolsey's associations.
        • Defied the only realistic effort to gain an annulment. Cardinal  Campeggio suggested nunnery.
    • Develops numerous noble enemies eg: Duke of Suffolk and Norfolk.
      • Amicable Grant: Built discontent  Wolsey forced to take blame for poor financial management & compromise    authority- backtracking
        • Influence of Dukes of Suffolk and Norfolk grew. King grateful- put down Lavenham rebellion
      • KIng's favour for Wolsey displayed in granting of positions - Archbishop of York caused resentment  among  nobles eg; Howard family- joined by marriage to Boleyns
      • Foreign Policy was unpopular with English nobles such as Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk who were pro-imperial Burgundy.
    • Rise of Anne Boleyn
      • Served in the French Queen's household, enhanced musical, intellectual and courtly skills.
        • Held the King's 'Great Appitite' Venetian Abassador
  • Diplomatic Revolution 1525
    • League of Cognac 1526 displayed English's new alliences with France against Charles V.
      • The 'Ladies Peace' of 1529 left England diplomatically isolated.  France made peace with the Holy Roman Empire.  England becomes a 'spare part'
    • Wolsey keen to negotiate between Charles V and Francis, however feeling betrayed by HRH, Henry was determined on an anti HRH foreign policy.     Limiting England's flexibility (sack of Rome)
  • Held the King's 'Great Appitite' Venetian Abassador

Comments

Susannah Barnes

wow - so helpful!

keep it coming tarragon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hannah


wow, this has really helped me to understand Wolsey better. Thanks for the publish fellow revisioner. x

Aman

What does 'HRH' stand for?


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