Henry VII - Foreign Policy Timeline

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Spec Requirements for Henry VII’s foreign policy.

Red = Failure, Green = Mostly Successful, Yellow = mixed

Underline + Bold = Spec Requirement (See Above)

·  Date


Success/Failure justification

·  1486

·         Scotland capture Dunbar but then agree on a three-year truce with England.

·         Trade deal with France – important as a means of recognition


·         Henry’s agreement at this time, and the fact that he did not retake Dunbar makes sense, as he had just come to power and needed to focus on securing his rule rather than the Anglo-Scottish border.

·  1489

·         Treaty of Dordrecht – Maximillian agrees to send troops to Brittany to help Henry defend Brittany against the French

·         Treaty of Redon with Brittany, Henry promised to protect and defend Brittany against French absorption

·         Treaty of Medina del Campo between England and Spain, agreeing to marry Catherine to Arthur when of age, trade agreements, and mutually agree to support one another against France. Very big success for Henry in getting his dynasty validated.

·         Good deals in trade for Britain acquired, made Brittany less valuable as a trading partner

·         Failed to successfully help Brittany, and expeditions to help Brittany cost £24,000


·         Henry besieges Boulogne, as part of agreement with Brittany

·         Failed to successfully help Brittany, and expeditions to help Brittany cost £24,000


·         Treaty of Etaples - Treaty agreed France would pay England £5000 a year and Charles would not support any impostors (Perkin Warbeck), and cover most of his costs in Brittany. This was largely due to Charles’ desire to deal with Italy and not have to deal with England too.

·         Aids coup in Scotland that puts Pro-English Earl of Angus in power

·         He gained lots of glory, a massive indemnity. He also achieved arreas for the Treaty of Picquigny, and  weakened Warbeck. 5% of royal income came from this Treaty.


·         Philip of Burgundy takes over Burgundy from Maximillian

·         Maximilian becomes Holy Roman Emperor

·         9 year truce signed between Scotland and England

·         Henry bans Flemish traders from trading in London, giving Hanseatic traders advantage in Flemish cloth imports, and causing some localized discontent. This occurs because of his desire to pressure Burgundy into not supporting Perkin Warbeck.



·         Henry sends Sir Edward Poynings to Ireland to restore order after Perkin Warbeck, and assert British control in Ireland

·         Lord Kildare was arrested, attained and imprisoned in England



·         Relations between Henry and Philip improve after Perkin Warbeck leaves Burgundy

·         Perkin Warbeck received warmly by James IV



·         Philip and Henry agree the "Great Settlement" /Intercursus Magnus, removing trade barriers & securing British cloth trade – major British export.

·         James IV of Scotland supports a


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