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Foreign Policy 1547-1603
Edward VI

1547-Invasion of Scotland
Enforced by: Somerset
Motives: -Reasserting the ancient claim of Edward I
-To marry Edward VI to Mary Queen of Scots
-Unite England and Scotland
Successes: -Won the Battle of Pinkie
Failures: -Somerset couldn't pay for the war so had to debase the…

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Motives: -French plotted to prevent an Anglo-Spanish alliance
-Phillip was already in war with France
Successes: Losing Calais may have been better in the long run as it was expensive to keep financially
Failures: -Mary lost Calais which was a huge devastation for England's prestige
-Weakened the Crown's finances

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Cornwall because of the storm
Successes: Elizabeth gained 400,000 florins
Failures: - de Spes encouraged Alba to seize English ships and property in the Netherlands
- Anglo-Spanish and Anglo-Dutch trade came to a halt which contributed large amounts of money
- Continued to fracture Anglo-Spanish relations
Historian's views: Charles Wilson-…

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-Led to Leicester's resignation
-It encouraged Phillip to think that he could exploit the divisions between England and the Dutch and
influenced his Armada strategy
-Began the War with Spain

1588- The Spanish Armada
Enforced by: Phillip declared war on England
Motives: War was inevitable with the deterioration of Spain…

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Failures:- 1590 Froshiber and Hawkins were less profitable and there was fear of another Armada
and limited English resources
-1591 was equally unsuccessful even Elizabeth herself doubted their success
- Did not make enough profit to cover the total costs of the expeditions

1589-1594- War in the Netherlands
Led by:…

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Victoria Davis


Hi. Thank you for uploading this, it really helped me to sum up my notes.

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