Foreign Policy under Mary: Did England benefit from being a close ally of Spain?
What was the impact of the break-up of CV’s empire?
Relations w/ Habsburg: Charles wanted Catholic again – Sp. Presence met w/resistance, North had kept at arms length
Abdication of Charles V – Empire split between P and Ferdinand
Phillip now saw England as: irrelevant. Mary couldn’t provide an heir tf no point.
Treaty of Vaucelles established peace between France and Sp.
Mary acted as peacemaker
Alliance w/ France and papacy reopens H-V wars
Phillip demands help
Mary stuck between husband + pope whom she had just reconciled with
England sends troops to Neds
Phillip -> England (support for war)
Contribution was modest and non – committal (only 7,000 troops
Thomas Stafford in Scarborough
Henry II supported invasion and protected exiles
War on France declared
Marriage to Phillip – he was at war with France + Stafford