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Foreign Policy

Successes

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.

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Foreign Policy

Failures

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.

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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
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