Henry VIII French Relations

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Henry VIII's relations with France were rocky, mostly because of his desire to be the "warrior king" of old, exerting his dominance over France. However, during the divorce crisis Henry was forced into good relations with France, as well as Henry's financial problems often calling an end to war.

1509

Henry VIII succeeded to the throne

1510

Peace with France renewed

1511

Holy League

Henry united with other European countries against France

1512

Campaign in Spain

English army went to Spain to attack the South of France. Army fell apart through drink and illness and never reached France.

1513

Henry's expedition in France

Capture of Therouanne and Tournai; Battle of the Spurs - English army routed the French

1514

Anglo-French Treaty

Peace between England and France

Mary Tudor to marry Louis XII

1515

Death of Louis XII

Replaced by Francis I

Great rival to Henry -

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