Do you agree with the suggestion that Henry and Wolsey conducted an effective foreign policy in the years 1509-29?

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Do you agree with the suggestion that Henry and Wolsey
conducted an effective foreign policy in the years 1509-29?
Some people would agree that the foreign policy was very effective between
1509 and 1529 however others would disagree. Personally I feel that the
foreign policy wasn't very effective at all. I feel that the aims in the foreign
policy were good however it wasn't very often that he fully met his aims and
sometimes when he did it wouldn't last long before something went wrong.
Source L shows the field of cloth of gold and shows it as a success. We know
that this shows it as a success because it is shown as a big event were lots of
people have turned up and Henry is placed in the centre of the picture. Just the
fact that they have made the picture shows it as some sort of success because
they wouldn't make a big picture commemorating a big event and making git
look good if it was a complete failure. However from my own knowledge I
know that the field of cloth of gold was a failure as the agreements made
there only lasted a few months if that. Therefore this source isn't very
trustworthy as we know it isn't showing the truth however it could have been
painted to show what it could have been like if everything had gone to plan.
On the other hand Source M shows the foreign policy as being a straight up
failure. Source N shows it to be a failure through the Amicable Grant. We know
this is being shown as a failure because they refer to them as being `evil'. This
implies that people really did hate it and saw it as being something evil which
is being cast upon them. Also they say that they need to debate to
`determine' what is to be. This shows that they feel that the whole thing has
been a complete disaster and it needs to be changed. The way that they say
`determine' shows that there is no debating on whether it needs to be
changed it has to be changed in order for countries and other things to be
sorted out.
Source N shows that the foreign policy was both a success under some
circumstances and a failure under other circumstances. Source N shows that it
was a success because it say that it put the country into a major role and kind
of put it into the centre of all things. You can also tell just by the words used
that they thought it was a success. This is because they use words such as
`glory', `honour' and `prestige'. Just those few words show you how much of a

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On the other hand Source N also can
come across as showing the foreign policy as a failure. However this only really
is in the first line. It says, "English diplomacy between 1515-25 failed to bring
great gains to the country,...". So this shows that source does show it as bit of
a failure but the source quickly turns everything around. Despite stating the
failure first it quickly turns round saying, but it did make all these good things
happen.…read more

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Gracefield Jones


Do you have the sources your refering to in this answer uploaded? Otherwise its good.

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