Stamped his mark on European affairs and shown he was a Renaissance Monarch different from his father.
Invasion force of 1513 had been impressive.
Laid claim to his inherited tithe of King of France - prestige and standing.
Thomas Wolsey had risen as a star.
Therouanne and Tournai were soft targets and Battle of the Spurs was a skirmish.
High costs of campaigns - £960,000 in 1511-1513. His income was only £110,000 per annum. He was stretched.
Henry had been deceived by Ferdinand in 1512.
In 1514 reality of finances put pressure on alliance with France.
Events in 1512-1514 had shown that England was only ever going to be a "third fiddle" in Europe.
1515 - 1529
- 1515-1517 - England isolated
- 1518 - Treaty of London
- 1520 - Fielf of Cloth of Gold
- 1521 - Treaty of Bruge
- 1523 - attack on Paris
- 1525 - Battle of Pavia, Treaty of More
- 1527-1528 - sack of Rome
- 1529 - Treaty of Cambrai