Henry and Wolsey's Foreign Policy

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Henr
y's
For
eign
Pol
icy
War
wi
th
France
151213
Holy
Leag ue
attack
Ve ni
ce.
France i
s t
he
st
rongest
po wer,
has
co nt
rol
over
No r
thern
I
tal
y
1512 ­
P ar
li
ame nt
grants
w ar
mon ey,
12,
00 0
men dispat
che d.
Henry
let
dow n
by Ferdi
n and
w ho
used
England
a s
a di
versi
o n.
Drunkenness
i
n camp, r
ecall
ed.
Naval
defeat.
Bat
tl
e of
Spur
s 1513
Henry
act
ed
independent
f
rom al
li
es
­
per
sonall
y l
ed 30,
000 t
o Cal
ais
in
June
1513
Captur
ed Throuanne
and Tour
nai
Li
tt
le
real
fi
ghti
ng ­
onl
y vi
ctor
y was
Bat
tl
e of
Spurs.
I
mp ort
ant
nobl
es capt
ured
and
taken
to
En gl
and.
Bat
tl
e of
Fl
odden
1513

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Ki
ng
Jame s I
V of
Scotl
and l
au nched
invasi
on
i
n Henry's
absence
Earl
of
Surrey
in
charge
o f
ar
my
Septemb er
­ conf
ront
ed at
Flodden,
S ur
rey
out
nu mbe r
ed wit
h weaker
po si
ti
on.
England wi
n s
, Scot
ti
sh t
hreat
remo ved.
Many Sco t
ti
sh nobl
es
lay dead,
incl
uding
King
James .…read more

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Angl
o Fr
ench
Treat
y 1514
For
ced t
o
ma ke
peace due
to
fi
nanci
al
pr
oblems
Gave
p ossessi
on of
Tour
nai
and Loui
s
X I
I
agr
eed t
o
pay ar
rears
of
Engli
sh
pension.
Seal
ed by Mary'
s marr
iage
to
Loui
s.
Wol
sey
the
peacemaker
?
January
1515,
F r
an ci
s I
become s
king
of
Fr
a nce.…read more

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Wo l
sey t
hen wanted t
o constr
uct
an
ant
iF r
ench l
e ague
ma de up of
Rome ,
Spai
n,
Venice
and Emp i
re.
Bu t
Ferdi
nand di
es
1516,
C har
les
takes
o ver
.
Charl
es di
d not
w ant
t
o
eng age
France
and
saw no
reason t
o renew ter
ms
w i
th
England.
Charl
es ma kes
peace with
France.
Maximil
ian
joi
ns al
li
ance.…read more

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Wol
sey
becomes
Legat
e a
Lat
ere.…read more

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Duke of
Bourbon
rebell
ed wit
h England,
but
i
t
came
t
o not
hing the
Eng l
i
sh army f
e l
l
apart
due
to
a l
ack
of
suppl
ies
and t
he
bad wea t
her.
Wolsey
w as
eager t
o r
e l
ease England
fr
om thi
s
agr
eeme nt
in
the
T r
eaty
o f
Bruges
and make gener
al
peace
w i
th
France.…read more

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Successes F ai
lures
Captur
e of
The r
oua nne U nreal
ist
ic
aims. Resources
and
To ur
nai ­ small
,
naïve t
o t
h i
nk he
cou l
d
Renaissance
kingship r
eg ai
n Fr
a nce.
Few gai
n s
fr
om campa i
gns.
Wolsey
succe ssf
ul
French
one s
expen si
ve and
peaceb r
oker,
Treaty
of
of
l
it
tl
e l
ong
ter
m val
ue.…read more

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